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Statistics by Country for Blindness

Prevalance of Blindness:

1,100,000 people are legally blind in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)

Prevalance Rate for Blindness:

approx 1 in 247 or 0.40% or 1.1 million people in USA [about data]

Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Blindness to Countries and Regions:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY! NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above prevalence rate for Blindness to the populations of various countries and regions. These prevalence extrapolations for Blindness are only estimates, based on applying the prevalence rates from the US (or a similar country) to the population of other countries, and therefore may have very limited relevance to the actual prevalence of Blindness in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Blindness in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 1,187,577 293,655,4051
Canada 131,465 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 424,468 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Blindness in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 1,103 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 57,752 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 21,675 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Blindness in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 15,763 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Blindness in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 744,526 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 63,993 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 171,109 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 25,038 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 111,392 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 101,173 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Blindness in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 21,892 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 21,088 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 1,188 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 36,342 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Blindness in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 243,741 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 41,849 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 244,362 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 16,053 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 1,871 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 130 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 65,992 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 243,741 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 11,800 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Blindness in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 33,059 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 5,039 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 333,334 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 40,572 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 135 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 156,209 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 21,933 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 8,134 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 30,132 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Blindness in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 41,696 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 5,425 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 9,326 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 14,590 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 582,248 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 193,034 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Blindness in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 31,820 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Georgia 18,982 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Portugal 42,560 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 162,900 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Blindness in Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Greece 43,059 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Italy 234,791 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Blindness in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 14,335 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,648 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 30,403 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 18,185 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 8,250 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 90,408 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 43,781 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Blindness in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 11,126 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Blindness in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 61,242 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 28,355 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 106,806 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Blindness in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 5,252,692 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 27,722 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 514,949 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 1,800 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 91,791 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 195,062 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 92,003 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Blindness in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 278,615 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Blindness in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 115,312 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 571,597 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 8,838 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 4,307,270 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 643,808 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 80,498 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Blindness in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 4,121 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 964,331 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 24,540 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 95,127 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 348,771 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 17,607 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 262,323 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 334,298 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Blindness in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 5,358 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 272,990 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 102,618 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 25,069 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 22,692 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 9,129 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 15,275 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 104,321 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 72,862 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 10,207 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 9,346 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 80,982 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Blindness in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 307,827 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 22,774 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 158,319 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Blindness in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 12,124 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 83,943 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 13,712 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 45,943 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 71,784 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 43,887 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 23,795 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Blindness in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 15,135 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 38,574 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 235,840 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 33,318 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Blindness in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 288,493 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 133,383 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 33,584 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 145,874 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 106,725 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Blindness in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 44,398 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 6,629 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 179,754 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 4,728 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 44,589 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 14,849 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Blindness in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 80,531 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 16,151 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 21,920 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Blindness:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATED STATISTICS ONLY! Not based on data sources from individual countries. These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Blindness are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian prevalence or incidence statistics, which are then extrapolated using only the population of the other country. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Blindness statistics below refer to. The extrapolation does not use data sources or statistics about any country other than its population. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Blindness in that region. These statistics are presented only in the hope that they may be interesting to some people.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Blindness:

The word 'prevalence' of Blindness usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Blindness at any given time (i.e. people with Blindness). The term 'incidence' of Blindness means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Blindness diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Blindness). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.



Footnotes:
1. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004
 

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