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There are 15.2% of Americans aged 75 years or older with vision loss.

National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 2011; 2012. www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm

Reference

Title
National Health Interview Survey, 2011
Publication Date
2012
Authors
National Center for Health Statistics
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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