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Title: Prevalence and risk factors of ocular trauma in an urban south-east Asian population: The Singapore Malay Eye Study
Authors: Loon, S.C.
Tay, W.T.
Saw, S.M. 
Wang, J.J.
Wong, T.Y. 
Keywords: Ocular trauma
Singapore Malay eye study
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: Loon, S.C., Tay, W.T., Saw, S.M., Wang, J.J., Wong, T.Y. (2009). Prevalence and risk factors of ocular trauma in an urban south-east Asian population: The Singapore Malay Eye Study. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology 37 (4) : 362-367. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Purpose: To describe the prevalence and risk factors of ocular trauma in an urban Asian population. Methods: A population-based survey of 3280 (78.7% response rate) Malay people aged 40-80 years residing in Singapore was conducted in 2004-2006. Interviewer-administered questionnaire was used to ascertain a history of ocular trauma, defined as any eye injury requiring medical attention from a doctor. Results: Of the 3264 participants, 149 (5.0%, 95% confidence intervals [CI]4.1-6.0%) reported a history of ocular trauma. Of those, 30.2% had trauma from a blunt object, 33.6% from a sharp object, and 22.1% from chemical burns. After adjusting for age and sex, men had a higher prevalence of ocular trauma than women (8.3% vs. 2.1%, age-adjusted odds ratio [OR]4.7, CI 3.1-7.1), and younger persons had a higher risk of ocular trauma (per year increase in age, OR 0.98, CI 0.96-0.99). Consumption of alcohol was associated with higher likelihood of having ocular injury (OR 4.3, CI 2.2-8.4). Conclusions: One in 20 persons in this urban south-east Asian population had a history of ocular trauma. Younger persons, men and consumption of alcohol were risk factors for ocular trauma. © 2009 The Authors Journal compilation © 2009 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
Source Title: Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
ISSN: 14426404
DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2009.02035.x
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