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Title: Major Eye Diseases and Risk Factors Associated with Systemic Hypertension in an Adult Chinese Population. The Beijing Eye Study
Authors: Wang, S.
Xu, L.
Jonas, J.B.
Wong, T.Y. 
Cui, T.
Li, Y.
Wang, Y.X.
You, Q.S.
Yang, H.
Sun, C.
Issue Date: Dec-2009
Citation: Wang, S., Xu, L., Jonas, J.B., Wong, T.Y., Cui, T., Li, Y., Wang, Y.X., You, Q.S., Yang, H., Sun, C. (2009-12). Major Eye Diseases and Risk Factors Associated with Systemic Hypertension in an Adult Chinese Population. The Beijing Eye Study. Ophthalmology 116 (12) : 2373-2380. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Purpose: To assess the relationship of hypertension with major eye diseases and other ocular parameters. Design: Population-based study. Participants: The Beijing Eye Study is a population-based study that included 4439 Chinese subjects examined at the baseline examination in 2001; there was a follow-up examination in 2006, in which 3251 subjects participated, of whom 3222 had blood pressure measurements. Methods: All participants underwent an ophthalmic examination, anthropometric measurements, and blood pressure measurement. Hypertension was defined as a systolic blood pressure ≥140 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure ≥90 mmHg, and/or self-reported current treatment for hypertension with antihypertensive medication. Main Outcome Measures: Blood pressure and ocular parameters, including intraocular pressure and prevalence of major ophthalmic diseases. Results: Mean age of participants in the present study was 60.4±10.0 years. Hypertension was present in 1500 (46.6%) of the 3222 subjects who had their blood pressure measured. In multiple regression analysis, hypertension was associated with higher intraocular pressure (β = 0.39; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.12-0.66; P = 0.005), focal arteriolar narrowing (odds ratio [OR], 1.78; 95% CI, 1.34-2.36; P
Source Title: Ophthalmology
ISSN: 01616420
DOI: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2009.05.041
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