Prevalence of concurrent hearing and visual impairment in US adults: The National Health Interview Survey, 1997-2002

Alberto J. Caban, David J. Lee, Orlando Gómez-Marìn, Byron L. Lam, D. Diane Zheng

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Abstract

Analysis of data from a nationally representative sample of US adults (n = 195801) showed that concurrent hearing and visual impairment prevalence rates were highest for participants older than 79 years of age (16.6%); a 3-fold increase in age-adjusted rates of reported hearing and visual impairment was observed for Native Americans compared with Asian Americans. Research on preventing concurrent hearing and visual impairment and countering its consequences is warranted, especially in population subgroups, such as Native and older Americans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1940-1942
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume95
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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