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Diseases » Myopia » Country Statistics
 

Statistics by Country for Myopia

Prevalance of Myopia:

70 million Americans; over 25 percent of all adult Americans.

Prevalance Rate for Myopia:

approx 1 in 3 or 25.74% or 70 million people in USA [about data]

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

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Myopia in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 75,573,082 293,655,4051
Canada 8,365,997 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 27,011,660 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Myopia in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 70,243 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 3,675,153 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 1,379,349 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Myopia in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 1,003,151 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Myopia in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 47,378,962 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 4,072,341 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 10,888,802 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 1,593,366 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 7,088,607 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 6,438,298 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Myopia in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 1,393,152 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 1,341,970 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 75,653 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 2,312,676 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Myopia in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 15,510,844 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 2,663,159 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 15,550,349 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 1,021,577 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 119,074 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 8,304 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 4,199,536 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 15,510,844 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 750,955 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Myopia in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 2,103,799 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 320,707 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 21,212,215 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 2,581,861 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 8,604 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 9,940,604 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 1,395,770 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 517,658 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 1,917,502 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Myopia in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 2,653,442 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 345,281 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 593,534 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 928,503 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 37,052,147 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 12,283,991 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Myopia in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 2,024,952 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Georgia 1,207,986 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Portugal 2,708,419 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 10,366,377 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Myopia in Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Greece 2,740,172 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Italy 14,941,262 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Myopia in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 912,266 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 104,899 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 1,934,772 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 1,157,282 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 525,021 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 5,753,266 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 2,786,077 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Myopia in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 708,058 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Myopia in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 3,897,276 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 1,804,444 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 6,796,798 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Myopia in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 334,262,259 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 1,764,186 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 32,769,522 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 114,595 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 5,841,282 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 12,413,100 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 5,854,737 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Myopia in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 17,730,052 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Myopia in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 7,338,078 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 36,374,387 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 562,462 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 274,099,055 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 40,969,645 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 5,122,652 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Myopia in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 262,307 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 61,366,569 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 1,561,647 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 6,053,579 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 22,194,554 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 1,120,487 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 16,693,333 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 21,273,514 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Myopia in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 340,990 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 17,372,148 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 6,530,251 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 1,595,332 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 1,444,059 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 580,986 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 972,078 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 6,638,660 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 4,636,695 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 649,536 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 594,795 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 5,153,458 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Myopia in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 19,589,042 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 1,449,304 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 10,074,894 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Myopia in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 771,554 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 5,341,883 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 872,589 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 2,923,667 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 4,568,106 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 2,792,831 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 1,514,236 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Myopia in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 963,138 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 2,454,772 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 15,008,059 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 2,120,246 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Myopia in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 18,358,676 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 8,488,042 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 2,137,213 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 9,282,926 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 6,791,610 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Myopia in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 2,825,362 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 421,860 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 11,438,944 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 300,907 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 2,837,493 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 944,963 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Myopia in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 5,124,706 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 1,027,820 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 1,394,925 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Myopia:

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 Myopia 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 Myopia 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 Myopia 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 Myopia:

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