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GBD Region Map & Estimates of Vision Loss

Eastern Sub-Saharan Africa

In 2020 in Eastern Sub-Saharan Africa, there were an estimated 38 million people with vision loss. Of these, 2 million people were blind.

Eastern Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Number of countries
    15
  • Population (2020)
    428 million
  • Blindness (crude)
    0.50%
  • All vision loss (crude)
    8.80%
  • Proportion who are female
    54%
  • Gender ratio (age-std)
    1.1

Breakdown of vision loss chart

Start by selecting how you would like to examine the data:

  • Location: compare up to three different GBD Super Regions, GBD Regions, or countries.
  • Time: look at trends in the data between 1990 and 2020.
  • Age: look at vision loss in 5 year gaps between 50 to 95 plus.
  • Cause: look at how different eye conditions cause vision loss (at GBD Super Region and GBD Region level only).

You can then select the location, year, vision loss measure, age and gender to explore vision loss predicted by the VLEG/GBD 2020 model.

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Crude prevalence of vision loss in Eastern Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, North Africa and Middle East, 2020

(all ages, males & females)

Source: Data from VLEG/GBD 2020 model, accessed via the IAPB Vision Atlas
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