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Visually impaired people less likely to access health care, CDC says

Posted on AllSides November 21st, 2022
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Blindness and vision loss are among the top 10 disabilities among adults in the United States. But a new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests people with impaired vision aren’t getting the health care they need.

The study, published in the CDC journal Preventing Chronic Disease, examines 2018 data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which collects information from 400,000 U.S. adults each year. About 5 percent of the people surveyed in 2018 reported blindness or serious difficulty seeing even with glasses.

The analysis shows disparities between people with vision impairment...

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