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Statistics by Country for Cataracts

Prevalance of Cataracts:

5,500,000 people have a cataract interfering with their vision in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)

Prevalance Rate for Cataracts:

approx 1 in 49 or 2.02% or 5.5 million people in USA [about data]

Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Cataracts 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 Cataracts to the populations of various countries and regions. These prevalence extrapolations for Cataracts 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 Cataracts in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Cataracts in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 5,937,884 293,655,4051
Canada 657,328 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 2,122,344 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Cataracts in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 5,519 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 288,762 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 108,377 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Cataracts in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 78,819 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Cataracts in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 3,722,632 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 319,969 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 855,548 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 125,193 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 556,962 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 505,866 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Cataracts in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 109,461 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 105,440 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 5,944 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 181,710 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Cataracts in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 1,218,709 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 209,248 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 1,221,813 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 80,266 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 9,355 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 652 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 329,963 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 1,218,709 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 59,003 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Cataracts in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 165,298 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 25,198 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 1,666,673 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 202,860 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 676 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 781,047 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 109,667 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 40,673 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 150,660 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Cataracts in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 208,484 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 27,129 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 46,634 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 72,953 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 2,911,240 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 965,170 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Cataracts in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 159,103 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Georgia 94,913 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Portugal 212,804 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 814,501 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Cataracts in Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Greece 215,299 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Italy 1,173,956 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Cataracts in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 71,678 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 8,242 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 152,017 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 90,929 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 41,251 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 452,042 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 218,906 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Cataracts in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 55,633 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Cataracts in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 306,214 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 141,777 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 534,034 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Cataracts in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 26,263,461 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 138,614 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 2,574,748 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 9,003 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 458,957 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 975,314 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 460,015 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Cataracts in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 1,393,075 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Cataracts in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 576,563 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 2,857,987 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 44,193 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 21,536,353 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 3,219,043 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 402,494 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Cataracts in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 20,609 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 4,821,658 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 122,700 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 475,638 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 1,743,857 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 88,038 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 1,311,618 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 1,671,490 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Cataracts in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 26,792 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 1,364,954 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 513,091 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 125,347 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 113,461 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 45,648 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 76,377 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 521,609 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 364,311 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 51,035 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 46,733 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 404,914 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Cataracts in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 1,539,138 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 113,873 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 791,598 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Cataracts in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 60,622 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 419,719 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 68,560 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 229,716 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 358,922 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 219,436 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 118,975 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Cataracts in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 75,675 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 192,874 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 1,179,204 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 166,590 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Cataracts in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 1,442,467 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 666,917 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 167,923 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 729,372 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 533,626 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Cataracts in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 221,992 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 33,146 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 898,774 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 23,642 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 222,945 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 74,247 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Cataracts in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 402,655 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 80,757 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 109,601 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

Incidence (annual) of Cataracts:

400,000 new cases of cataract occur each year in the US (Research to Prevent Blindness, NISE, NSF)

Incidence Rate for Cataracts: approx 1 in 679 or 0.15% or 400,000 people in USA [about data] Extrapolation of Incidence Rate for Cataracts to Countries and Regions: WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY. NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above incidence rate for Cataracts to the populations of various countries and regions. As discussed above, these incidence extrapolations for Cataracts are only estimates and may have very limited relevance to the actual incidence of Cataracts in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Incidence Population Estimated Used
Cataracts in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 431,846 293,655,4051
Canada 47,805 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 154,352 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Cataracts in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 401 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 21,000 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 7,881 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Cataracts in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 5,732 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Cataracts in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 270,736 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 23,270 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 62,221 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 9,104 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 40,506 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 36,790 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Cataracts in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 7,960 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 7,668 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 432 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 13,215 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Cataracts in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 88,633 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 15,218 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 88,859 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 5,837 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 680 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 47 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 23,997 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 88,633 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 4,291 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Cataracts in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 12,021 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 1,832 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 121,212 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 14,753 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 49 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 56,803 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 7,975 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 2,958 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 10,957 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Cataracts in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 15,162 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 1,973 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 3,391 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 5,305 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 211,726 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 70,194 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Cataracts in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 11,571 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Portugal 15,476 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 59,236 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Georgia 6,902 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Cataracts in the Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Italy 85,378 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Greece 15,658 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Cataracts in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 5,212 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 599 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 11,055 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 6,613 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 3,000 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 32,875 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 15,920 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Cataracts in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 4,046 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Cataracts in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 22,270 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 10,311 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 38,838 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Cataracts in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 1,910,070 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 10,081 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 187,254 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 654 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 33,378 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 70,932 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 33,455 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Cataracts in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 101,314 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Cataracts in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 41,931 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 207,853 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 3,214 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 1,566,280 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 234,112 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 29,272 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Cataracts in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 1,498 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 350,666 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 8,923 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 34,591 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 126,826 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 6,402 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 95,390 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 121,562 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Cataracts in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 1,948 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 99,269 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 37,315 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 9,116 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 8,251 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 3,319 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 5,554 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 37,935 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 26,495 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 3,711 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 3,398 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 29,448 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Cataracts in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 111,937 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 8,281 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 57,570 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Cataracts in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 4,408 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 30,525 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 4,986 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 16,706 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 26,103 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 15,959 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 8,652 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Cataracts in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 5,503 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 14,027 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 85,760 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 12,115 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Cataracts in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 104,906 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 48,503 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 12,212 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 53,045 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 38,809 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Cataracts in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 16,144 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 2,410 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 65,365 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 1,719 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 16,214 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 5,399 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Cataracts in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 29,284 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 5,873 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 7,971 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Cataracts:

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 Cataracts 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 Cataracts 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 Cataracts 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 Cataracts:

The word 'prevalence' of Cataracts usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Cataracts at any given time (i.e. people with Cataracts). The term 'incidence' of Cataracts means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Cataracts diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Cataracts). 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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