Table 1

Number of people (mean [95% UI]) with blindness (presenting visual acuity <3/60) or MSVI (presenting visual acuity <6/18, ≥3/60) due to DR, the age-standardized prevalence (%) in people aged ≥50 years (mean [95% UI]), and the percentage of all blindness or MSVI attributed to DR (95% UI) in 21 world regions in 2010

Blindness due to DRMSVI due to DR
World region2010 total population ('000s)Number of people ('000s) with blindness in 2010 Age-standardized prevalence of blindness in people aged ≥50 years in 2010Percentage of all blindness in 2010 Number of people ('000s) with MSVI in 2010 Age-standardized prevalence of MSVI in people aged ≥50 years in 2010Percentage of MSVI in 2010
World6,890,000834 (703, 1,102)0.05 (0.04, 0.07)2.6 (2.2, 3.4)3,714 (3,128, 5,471)0.22 (0.18, 0.31)1.9 (1.6, 2.7)
Asia Pacific, high income169,00015 (8, 31)0.02 (0.01, 0.03)4.3 (2.6, 7.1)61 (38, 226)0.07 (0.04, 0.26)3.1 (2.0, 5.4)
Asia, Central68,8005 (4, 10)0.04 (0.02, 0.06)4.0 (2.9, 6.0)33 (21, 73)0.21 (0.13, 0.48)2.8 (2.1, 4.6)
Asia, East1,190,00058 (32, 111)0.02 (0.01, 0.03)1.1 (0.61, 2.0)279 (153, 567)0.07 (0.04, 0.15)0.84 (0.49, 1.6)
Asia, South1,120,000295 (167, 514)0.12 (0.07, 0.21)2.8 (1.7, 4.8)1,450 (864, 2,873)0.51 (0.29, 0.96)2.1 (1.2, 3.7)
Asia, Southeast460,00049 (35, 76)0.12 (0.03, 0.07)1.4 (1.1, 2.1)223 (154, 427)0.19 (0.13, 0.36)1.2 (0.91, 1.9)
Australasia20,5002 (0.9, 5)0.02 (0.01, 0.05)4.3 (2.5, 7.7)13 (5, 42)0.14 (0.06, 0.42)2.9 (1.8, 5.9)
Caribbean34,3005 (3, 8)0.05 (0.03, 0.08)2.3 (1.7, 3.4)24 (15, 42)0.24 (0.14, 0.41)2.0 (1.5, 3.2)
Europe, Central122,00012 (8, 27)0.03 (0.02, 0.06)3.7 (2.8, 5.5)84 (49, 174)0.18 (0.10, 0.36)2.5 (1.8, 4.0)
Europe, Eastern222,00024 (11, 48)0.03 (0.01, 0.06)4.0 (2.5, 6.9)166 (65, 371)0.21 (0.08, 0.47)2.8 (1.8, 5.2)
Europe, Western381,00040 (28, 68)0.02 (0.01, 0.03)4.2 (3.4, 5.9)225 (153, 426)0.12 (0.08, 0.22)3.0 (2.4, 4.5)
Latin America, Andean38,6005 (3, 9)0.05 (0.03, 0.09)2.5 (1.6, 4.2)31 (18, 55)0.32 (0.19, 0.55)2.2 (1.5, 3.8)
Latin America, Central166,00023 (16, 38)0.06 (0.04, 0.09)2.5 (1.9, 3.7)109 (74, 192)0.25 (0.17, 0.44)2.1 (1.6, 3.5)
Latin America, Southern48,90012 (8, 26)0.07 (0.04, 0.14)5.5 (3.6, 9.1)64 (37, 139)0.36 (0.21, 0.77)4.0 (2.6, 6.8)
Latin America, Tropical154,00023 (12, 51)0.05 (0.03, 0.12)2.9 (1.9, 4.6)108 (62, 204)0.24 (0.14, 0.45)2.2 (1.4, 3.6)
North Africa/Middle East301,000108 (76, 165)0.16 (0.11, 0.25)3.5 (2.8, 5.0)334 (233, 567)0.44 (0.31, 0.75)2.4 (1.8, 3.9)
North America, high income281,00019 (10, 34)0.01 (0.01, 0.03)3.9 (2.7, 6.4)86 (56, 195)0.07 (0.04, 0.15)2.8 (1.9, 4.7)
Oceania5,8140.4 (0.2, 0.9)0.05 (0.02, 0.09)1.4 (0.91, 2.4)3 (2, 6)0.26 (0.13, 0.47)1.2 (0.77, 2.3)
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central53,4008 (4, 23)0.10 (0.05, 0.25)3.0 (2.0, 5.2)33 (18, 82)0.33 (0.18, 0.80)2.3 (1.6, 4.0)
Sub-Saharan Africa, East208,00050 (35, 76)0.14 (0.10, 0.20)2.4 (1.9, 3.4)128 (92, 204)0.31 (0.21, 0.49)1.8 (1.4, 2.6)
Sub-Saharan Africa, South52,60010 (5, 20)0.10 (0.05, 0.20)3.4 (2.1, 5.8)24 (14, 55)0.22 (0.12, 0.50)2.5 (1.6, 4.6)
Sub-Saharan Africa, West201,00066 (44, 107)0.19 (0.12, 0.31)3.1 (2.4, 4.9)193 (125, 249)0.50 (0.32, 0.92)2.7 (1.9, 4.5)