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Persons with a Vision Difficulty

This indicator shows the percentage of the population that are blind or have serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses.

Persons with a Vision Difficulty

2.2
2.0
Comparison: U.S. Value 

2.0

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Douglas

Categories: Health / Disabilities
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.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Why is this 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.

Persons with a Vision Difficulty : Time Series

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

Persons with a Vision Difficulty

Comparison: Prior Value 

2.0

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Douglas

Categories: Health / Disabilities
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.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Why is this 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.

Persons with a Vision Difficulty : Time Series

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