ERIC Number: ED082395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: 0
Visual Acuity of Youths 12-17 Years, United States. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 11, No. 127.
Roberts, Jean; Slaby, David
Presented are the findings of a national health examination survey of uncorrected and corrected monocular and binocular visual acuity of 7,514 noninstitutionalized youth 12 to 17 years of age analyzed with respect to age, sex, race, geographic region, size of place of residence, and annual family income. Among findings reported are that 70 0/0 of the youths had at least normal unaided binocular distance acuity, that four percent of the sample were unable to read at the 20/200 level unaided, that boys had better binocular distance acuity than girls, the 34 0/0 of the sample were reported to wear glasses or contact lenses, that Negro adolescents had better unaided visual acuity than white adolescents, that the prevalence of normal unaided acuity was greatest in the South, and that youths from families with income of less than $3,000 per year had better unaided visual than youths from families with incomes of $5,000 or more. Detailed tables supporting the findings are given. (DB)
Descriptors: Exceptional Child Research, Incidence, National Surveys, Partial Vision, Public Health, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Statistical Data, Visual Acuity, Visual Impairments
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 ($0.75)
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.