Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Hypermetropia, Axial Length, and Hypertension: The Tanjong Pagar Survey|
|Citation:||Foong, A.W.P., Wong, T.Y., Saw, S.M., Foster, P.J. (2006). Hypermetropia, Axial Length, and Hypertension: The Tanjong Pagar Survey. American Journal of Ophthalmology 141 (6) : 1142-1144. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2006.01.020|
|Abstract:||Purpose: To examine the relationship among hypermetropia, axial length, and hypertension in a Chinese population. Design: Population-based cross-sectional study. Methods: This study included 1213 Chinese individuals aged 40 to 81 years. Hypertension was defined as systolic blood pressure ≥140 mm Hg, diastolic blood pressure ≥90 mm Hg, or self-report history of antihypertension treatment. Refraction was determined with an autorefractor and refined subjectively. A-mode ultrasound scanning was used to measure axial length. Results: The crude odds ratio of hypertension was 2.5 (95% CI, 1.4-4.6) for moderate hypermetropia (≥+2.00 spheric equivalent diopters) vs high myopia (≤-6.00 diopters), and 1.4 (95% CI, 0.9-2.1) for highest vs lowest axial length quintile. These associations were no longer significant after adjustment for age, gender, education, housing type, and income. Conclusions: These data provide no evidence that hypermetropia or shorter axial length is associated independently with hypertension in Chinese individuals. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.|
|Source Title:||American Journal of Ophthalmology|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
checked on Jun 16, 2018
WEB OF SCIENCETM
checked on May 8, 2018
checked on May 5, 2018
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.