November 22, 2022
Inequities and SDOH
  • A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis indicates that people with impaired vision aren’t getting the health care they need. According to the study, 50.2 percent of people with vision impairment said they had fair or poor general health compared with just 16.8 percent of those who didn’t report vision problems. Additionally, people with vision impairment were about 7 percent less likely to have health insurance, about 4 percent less likely to have a regular health-care provider, and more than twice as likely as their counterparts to say they had an unmet health need because of cost (29.2 percent vs. 12.6 percent). (Study here; Article here)