TITLE

Self-Reported Visual Impairment Among Persons with Diagnosed Diabetes -- United States, 1997--2010

AUTHOR(S)
Burrows, Nilka R.; Hora, Israel A.; Yanfeng Li; Saaddine, Jinan B.
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;11/18/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 45, p1549
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which described the 1997-2010 data from the National Health Interview Survey (NIHS). The results of the analysis indicated that the age-adjusted percentage of adults with diagnosed diabetes reporting visual impairment (VI) declined from 23.7% in 1997 to 16.7% in 2010. The VI who have consulted an eye-care provider in 2006 remained at about 63%.
ACCESSION #
67551813

 

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