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Title: Ethnicity-specific prevalences of refractive errors vary in Asian children in neighbouring Malaysia and Singapore
Authors: Saw, S.-M. 
Goh, P.-P.
Cheng, A.
Shankar, A.
Tan, D.T.H.
Ellwein, L.B.
Issue Date: Oct-2006
Citation: Saw, S.-M., Goh, P.-P., Cheng, A., Shankar, A., Tan, D.T.H., Ellwein, L.B. (2006-10). Ethnicity-specific prevalences of refractive errors vary in Asian children in neighbouring Malaysia and Singapore. British Journal of Ophthalmology 90 (10) : 1230-1235. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Aim: To compare the prevalences of refractive errors in Malay, Chinese and Indian children in Malaysia and Singapore. Methods: Children aged 7-9 years from three schools in the Singapore Cohort study of the Risk factors for Myopia (n = 1962) and similarly aged children from a random cluster sample in the metropolitan Kuala Lumpur area in the Malaysia Refractive Error Study in Children (n = 1752) were compared. Cycloplegic autorefraction was conducted in both countries. Results: The prevalence of myopia (spherical equivalent of at least -0.5 diopters (D) in either eye) was higher in Singapore Malays (22.1%) than in Malays in Malaysia (9.2%; 95% confidence interval (CI) 11.2 to 14.7; p
Source Title: British Journal of Ophthalmology
ISSN: 00071161
DOI: 10.1136/bjo.2006.093450
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