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Prevalence and Incidence of Myopia

Prevalance of Myopia:

70 million Americans; over 25 percent of all adult Americans. ... see also overview of Myopia.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 3 or 25.74% or 70 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "70 million Americans; over 25 percent of all adult Americans." -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevelance statistics for Myopia:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Myopia:

  • 1,685,000 men self-reported having short-sightedness in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 18.3% of male population self-reported having short-sightedness in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 2,257,000 women self-reported having short-sightedness in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 20.9% of population self-reported having short-sightedness in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 23.5% of female population self-reported having short-sightedness in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 3,941,000 people self-reported having short-sightedness in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Myopia usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Myopia at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Myopia refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Myopia diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived 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.

 

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