Table 2

Global distribution of blindness and economic data, by economic region

Economic region Total regional per capita (US$) Average regional per capita (US$) Number of blind (millions) Blindness prevalence (%)
SSA33 0527517.11.4
India3603608.91
OAI134 3723 7325.80.8
China3423426.70.6
MEC133 6234 7723.60.7
LAC174 2384 1492.30.5
EME601 70620 7482.40.3
FSE50 3394 1951.10.3
  • All data based on 1990 values.

  • SSA = sub-Saharan Africa; OAI = other Asia and islands; MEC = Middle Eastern crescent; LAC = Latin America and Caribbean; EME = established market economies; FSE = former socialist economies.

  • See World development report, 1993.