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GBD regions and super regions

Super regions

The regions used in the Vision Atlas are based on the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) regional classification system.

GBD created super regions based on two criteria: epidemiological similarity and geographic closeness. For example, the High Income region covers a group of 34 countries in different parts of the world.

Regions

The seven Super Regions are further sub-divided into 21 GBD Regions.

South-East Asia, East Asia & Oceania

South-East Asia

Oceania

East Asia

Sub-saharan Africa

Western

Southern

Central

Eastern

South Asia

South Asia

Latin America & Carribean

Tropical

Caribbean

Andean

Central

North Africa & Middle East

North Africa & Middle East

Central Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Central Asia

Central Europe

Eastern Europe

High Income

Western Europe

Southern Latin America

North America

Asia Pacific

Australasia