Vision limitations among adults in the U.S. 1997-2016, by location

This statistic shows the percentage of adults with vision limitations in the U.S. from 1997 to 2016, by location of residence. In 2016, some 9.7 percent of all adults living in metropolitan statistical areas had vision limitations.

Percentage of adults with vision limitations in the U.S. from 1997 to 2016, by location of residence

Within MSA*Outside MSA*
20169.7%12.1%
20158.7%11%
20148.4%10.3%
20138.4%10.6%
20128.2%9.8%
20118.6%10.3%
20108.6%11.6%
20098.2%9%
200810.6%12.5%
20079.6%11.4%
20069.2%10.8%
20058.6%11.7%
20048.4%10.6%
20038.2%10.7%
20028.7%11.5%
20019.7%11.4%
20008.5%11.1%
19998.2%10.6%
19988.9%11.2%
19979.5%12%
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Release date

September 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

1997 to 2016

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

Respondents were asked, "Do you have any trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses?" Respondents were also asked, "Are you blind or unable to see at all?" In this analysis, any trouble seeing and blind are combined into one category. In 2009, 0.4% of adults 18 years of age and over identified themselves as blind.
Estimates are age-adjusted to the year 2000 standard population using five age groups: 18-44 years, 45-54 years, 55-64 years, 65-74 years, and 75 years and over. Age-adjusted estimates in this table may differ from other age-adjusted estimates based on the same data and presented elsewhere if different age groups are used in the adjustment procedure.
Values not included in the pdf version of the report were taken from the Health, United States, trend tables.
* MSA is metropolitan statistical area. Starting with 2006 data, MSA status is determined using 2000 census data and the 2000 standards for defining MSAs.

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