Table 1

Age-adjusted and sex-adjusted prevalence of blindness, SVI, MVI and EVI in Kabul province and estimated number of cases

GenderBlindness
VA <3/60
SVI
VA <6/60–3/60
Moderate VI
VA <6/18–6/60
Mild VI
VA <6/12–6/18
N% (95% CI)N% (95% CI)N% (95% CI)N% (95% CI)
Male38321.9 (1.2 to 2.6)38521.9 (1.3 to 2.6)12 8506.4 (5.2 to 7.6)17 0138.5 (7.1 to 9.9)
Female60152.9 (2.1 to 3.6)51622.5 (1.8 to 3.1)15 5387.4 (6.1 to 8.7)18 5858.9 (7.4 to 10.4)
Total98472.4 (1.8 to 3.0)90142.2 (1.7 to 2.7)28 3886.9 (6.0 to 7.9)35 5988.7 (7.5 to 9.8)
  • EVI, early vision impairment; Mild VI, mild visual impairment; Moderate VI, moderate visual impairment; SVI, severe visual impairment; VA, visual acuity.