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GBD Region Map & Estimates of Vision Loss

North Africa and Middle East

In 2020 in North Africa and Middle East, there were an estimated 54 million people with vision loss. Of these, 3.1 million people were blind.

North Africa and Middle East

  • Number of countries
    21
  • Population (2020)
    621 million
  • Blindness (crude)
    0.50%
  • All vision loss (crude)
    8.50%
  • Proportion who are female
    52%
  • Gender ratio (age-std)
    1.09

Breakdown of vision loss chart

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  • Age: look at vision loss in 10 year intervals from 50 to 90+.
  • Cause: look at how different eye conditions cause distance vision loss. Cause data default to adults 50+ as most data is from this group.

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Crude prevalence of vision loss in North Africa and Middle East, South Asia, 2020

(all ages, males & females)

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