Prevalence of blindness and visual impairment worldwide in 2015, by region

In 2015, only around 1.4 percent of the population in North America suffered from blindness or moderate to severe visual impairment. In comparison, about 5.7 percent of the population of South Africa suffered from such visual impairment.

Prevalence of blindness and moderate to severe visual impairment worldwide in 2015, by region

Prevalence
South Africa5.7%
Western sub-Saharan Africa5.6%
North Africa and Middle East5.6%
East sub-Saharan Africa4.6%
Central sub-Saharan Africa4.6%
South-East Asia4.5%
Oceania4%
Andean Latin America3.9%
East Asia3.4%
Southern sub-Saharan Africa3.3%
Central Latin America2.7%
Caribbean2.7%
Central Asia2.6%
Eastern Europe2.1%
Southern Latin America2%
Tropical Latin America2%
Central Europe1.6%
Australasia1.5%
North America1.4%
Western Europe1.2%
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Sources

Release date

September 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2015

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