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Increase in trouble seeing with age, 2010

10.3% of the non-institutionalized adults 65 years and older have some trouble seeing, even with glasses or contacts.  That number increases to 16.5% in adults 75 years and older.

National Center for Health Statistics. Health: United States, 2010: With special feature on death and dying. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2010. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus10.pdf

Reference

Title
Health: United States, 2010: With special feature on death and dying
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
2010
Authors
National Center for Health Statistics
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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