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Table 3

Magnitude and causes of blindness in children per 10 million total population in different regions

AffluentMiddle-incomePoorVery poor
% children in population20%30%40%50%
No. of children/10 million total population2 million3 million4 million5 million
Prevalence of blindness0.3/1,0000.6/1,0000.9/1,0001.2/1,000
Blind children/10 million total population6001,8003,6006,000
No. of children blind by:
Corneal scar007202,000
Cataract or glaucoma603607201,000
Retinopathy of prematurity6045000
Others (mainly unavoidable)4809902,1603,000