Cataract Surgery Among Adults* Aged 65 and Older, by Age and Sex, 2005–2006

Cataract Surgery Among Adults Aged 65 and Older, by Age and Sex, 2005–2006
Age Group Percent of Adults
Female Male
Total 5.7% 5.4%
40-64 Years 2.7% 3.1%
65-74 Years 9.2% 11.6%
75 Years and Older 16.7% 13.4%

*Reported that they had ever had cataract surgery.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2006. Analysis conducted by the Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center.

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