Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1001/archophthalmol.2011.376
Title: Prevalence of and risk factors for age-related macular degeneration in a multiethnic Asian cohort
Authors: Cheung, C.M.G.
Tai, E.S.
Kawasaki, R.
Tay, W.T.
Lee, J.L. 
Hamzah, H.
Wong, T.Y. 
Issue Date: Apr-2012
Citation: Cheung, C.M.G., Tai, E.S., Kawasaki, R., Tay, W.T., Lee, J.L., Hamzah, H., Wong, T.Y. (2012-04). Prevalence of and risk factors for age-related macular degeneration in a multiethnic Asian cohort. Archives of Ophthalmology 130 (4) : 480-486. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1001/archophthalmol.2011.376
Abstract: Objective: To describe the prevalence of and risk factors for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a multiethnic Asian cohort of Chinese, Malay, and Indian persons. Methods: In this population-based study, 3172 persons of Chinese, Malay, and Indian ethnicities 40 years and older were included. Participants underwent comprehensive systemic and ocular examination, retinal photography, and laboratory investigations. Early and late AMD signs were graded from retinal photographs. Age-standardized prevalence estimates were calculated using the 2010 Singapore adult population as the standard population. Association with a range of systemic risk factors was analyzed. Results: Of 3172 participants, AMD was present in 211 subjects. Age-standardized prevalence of AMD was 7.0% in persons 40 years and older. The age-standardized prevalence was similar in all 3 Asian ethnic groups: Chinese, 7.3%; Malay, 7.7%; and Indian, 5.7% (P value=.44). The prevalence increased with age and was higher in men. Of the range of risk factors evaluated, only myopic refractive error (
Source Title: Archives of Ophthalmology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/108217
ISSN: 00039950
DOI: 10.1001/archophthalmol.2011.376
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