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Indicator Summaries

To view prevalence of vision health data for all participating states, click an indicator name below.

Fast Facts

  • The Vision Health Initiative added the Vision Impairment and Access to Eye Care module to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) beginning in 2005.
  • From 2005 to 2011, 26 states have implemented the BRFSS vision module.
  • Among participating states, the percentage of adults aged 40 years and older who reported distance visual impairment ranged from 12% to 20%, and those who reported near vision impairment ranged from 18% to 45%.

State Summaries

To view summary of state-level vision health indicators click the map or use the dropdown menu, then click Go.

U.S. Map Legend Arizona New Mexico Colorado Wyoming Missouri Kansas Nebraska Iowa Texas Louisana Tennessee Alabama Florida Georgia North Carolina West Virginia Indiana Ohio New York Connecticut New Jersey MaryLand Masachusetts California Arkansas Alaska
*Note: Data included in this system represents crude prevalence estimates, which is the raw percentage or the unadjusted estimate. Age-adjusted estimate of the data in the system can be downloaded here. Age-adjusted prevalence estimates were age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Standard Population. The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
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