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Unit: percent
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Persons with a Vision Difficulty

Value: 2.0 percent
Measurement
Period:
2012
Location: County : Douglas
Comparison: U.S. Value
Categories: Health / Disabilities
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of the population that are blind or have serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses.
Why this is important: 
People with a vision difficulty encounter challenges in performing daily activities such as reading, cooking, and taking medication. An adult whose vision becomes impaired may need to learn new ways of completing tasks. Vision impairment in children can affect cognitive, emotional, neurological, and physical development by potentially limiting the experiences and information a child is exposed to.
Technical Note:  The regional value is compared to the national value.
American Community Survey single year estimates are available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more.
Source: American Community Survey
URL of Source:   http://www.census.gov/acs/www/
URL of Data:   http://factfinder2.census.gov/
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Time Series Data

2008: 2.0 2009: 1.7 2010: 2.0 2011: 1.5 2012: 2.0

percent

Persons with a Vision Difficulty by Age

<5: 0.1 5-17: 0.7 18-64: 1.8 65+: 6.5 Overall: 2.0

percent

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Unit: percent
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Persons with a Vision Difficulty

Value: 2.0 percent
Measurement
Period:
2012
Location: County : Douglas
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Disabilities
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of the population that are blind or have serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses.
Why this is important: 
People with a vision difficulty encounter challenges in performing daily activities such as reading, cooking, and taking medication. An adult whose vision becomes impaired may need to learn new ways of completing tasks. Vision impairment in children can affect cognitive, emotional, neurological, and physical development by potentially limiting the experiences and information a child is exposed to.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
American Community Survey single year estimates are available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more.
Source: American Community Survey
URL of Source:   http://www.census.gov/acs/www/
URL of Data:   http://factfinder2.census.gov/
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Time Series Data

2008: 2.0 2009: 1.7 2010: 2.0 2011: 1.5 2012: 2.0

percent

Persons with a Vision Difficulty by Age

<5: 0.1 5-17: 0.7 18-64: 1.8 65+: 6.5 Overall: 2.0

percent

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How are these indicators calculated? Return to Community Dashboard Home