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Statistics by Country for Vision Impairment

Prevalance of Vision Impairment:

2.4 million Americans

Prevalance Rate for Vision Impairment:

approx 1 in 113 or 0.88% or 2.4 million people in USA [about data]

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

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Vision Impairment in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 2,591,077 293,655,4051
Canada 286,834 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 926,114 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Vision Impairment in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 2,408 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 126,005 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 47,291 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Vision Impairment in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 34,393 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Vision Impairment in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 1,624,421 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 139,623 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 373,330 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 54,629 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 243,037 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 220,741 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Vision Impairment in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 47,765 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 46,010 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 2,593 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 79,291 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Vision Impairment in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 531,800 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 91,308 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 533,154 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 35,025 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 4,082 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 284 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 143,984 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 531,800 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 25,747 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Vision Impairment in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 72,130 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 10,995 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 727,275 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 88,520 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 295 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 340,820 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 47,855 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 17,748 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 65,742 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Vision Impairment in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 90,975 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 11,838 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 20,349 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 31,834 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 1,270,359 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 421,165 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Vision Impairment in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 69,426 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Georgia 41,416 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Portugal 92,860 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 355,418 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Vision Impairment in Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Greece 93,948 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Italy 512,271 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Vision Impairment in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 31,277 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,596 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 66,335 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 39,678 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 18,000 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 197,254 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 95,522 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Vision Impairment in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 24,276 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Vision Impairment in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 133,620 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 61,866 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 233,033 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Vision Impairment in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 11,460,420 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 60,486 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 1,123,526 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 3,928 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 200,272 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 425,592 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 200,733 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Vision Impairment in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 607,887 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Vision Impairment in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 251,591 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 1,247,121 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 19,284 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 9,397,681 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 1,404,673 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 175,633 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Vision Impairment in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 8,993 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 2,103,996 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 53,542 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 207,551 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 760,956 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 38,416 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 572,342 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 729,377 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Vision Impairment in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 11,691 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 595,616 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 223,894 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 54,697 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 49,510 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 19,919 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 33,328 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 227,611 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 158,972 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 22,269 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 20,392 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 176,690 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Vision Impairment in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 671,624 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 49,690 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 345,424 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Vision Impairment in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 26,453 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 183,150 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 29,917 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 100,240 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 156,620 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 95,754 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 51,916 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Vision Impairment in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 33,021 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 84,163 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 514,562 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 72,694 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Vision Impairment in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 629,440 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 291,018 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 73,275 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 318,271 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 232,855 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Vision Impairment in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 96,869 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 14,463 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 392,192 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 10,316 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 97,285 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 32,398 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Vision Impairment in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 175,704 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 35,239 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 47,826 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Vision Impairment:

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 Vision Impairment 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 Vision Impairment 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 Vision Impairment 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 Vision Impairment:

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

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

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