Table 1

Prevalence of bilateral blindness (visual acuity <6/60) by age and sex (1999)

Bilateral visual acuity <6/60Bilateral visual acuity <3/60Unilateral visual acuity <6/60
Age groupNo (%)No (%)No (%)
Males
    50–591 (0.4)1 (0.4)16 (6.4)
    60–696 (4.1)4 (2.9)11 (8.1)
    70+15 (11.9)10 (7.9)20 (15.9)
    Age adjusted4.8%3.3%10.2%
Females
    50–597 (2.1)5 (1.5)15 (4.4)
    60–698 (4.0)5 (2.5)14 (7.0)
    70+28 (16.4)14 (8.2)21 (12.3)
    Age adjusted6.1%4.0%8.3%