Vision impairment among U.S. adults aged 45 years and older 2015-2017, by gender

This statistic presents the percentage of adults aged 45 years and older who had vision impairment in the U.S. from 2015 to 2017, by gender. During that period around 5.1 percent of females aged 45 years and older had vision impairment.

Percentage of adults aged 45 years and older with vision impairment in the U.S. from 2015 to 2017, by gender

Percentage of adults
Male4.7%
Female5.1%
Overall4.9%
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Sources

Release date

May 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2015 to 2017

Number of respondents

208,601 respondents

Age group

45 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Vision impairment was defined as a yes response to the question “Are you blind or do you have serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses?”

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