Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1038/eye.2012.9
Title: Self-reported myopia in Taiwan: 2005 Taiwan National Health Interview Survey
Authors: Guo, Y.-H.
Lin, H.-Y.
Lin, L.L.K.
Cheng, C.-Y. 
Keywords: 2005 Taiwan National Health Interview Survey
epidemiology
myopia
prevalence
self-reported
Issue Date: May-2012
Source: Guo, Y.-H., Lin, H.-Y., Lin, L.L.K., Cheng, C.-Y. (2012-05). Self-reported myopia in Taiwan: 2005 Taiwan National Health Interview Survey. Eye (Basingstoke) 26 (5) : 684-689. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1038/eye.2012.9
Abstract: Purpose: To determine the prevalence of self-reported myopia nationwide in Taiwan and its association with degrees of urbanization and education levels. Methods: Data were obtained from the 2005 Taiwan National Health Interview Survey, a nationwide survey using multistage stratified systematic sampling. The presence of myopia, current residential areas, and education levels were ascertained by a structured questionnaire in participants ≥12 years of age. Results: A total of 20 609 eligible persons were included in this study. The overall weighted prevalence of myopia in Taiwan was 46.7% (95% confidence interval: 45.9, 47.5%). The prevalence of myopia for persons aged 12-19, 20-39, 40-64, and ≥65 years was 70.3%, 65.4%, 30.4%, and 5.6%, respectively. Women had significantly higher rates of myopia than men for persons younger than 40 years of age (P
Source Title: Eye (Basingstoke)
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/109043
ISSN: 0950222X
DOI: 10.1038/eye.2012.9
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