The association between myopia and gender in Indian schoolchildren in Kuala Lumpur

Norhani Mohidin, and Saadah Mohd Akhir, and Bariah Mohd Ali, and Zainora Mohammed, and Sharanjeet K., and Chung K.M, (2005) The association between myopia and gender in Indian schoolchildren in Kuala Lumpur. Jurnal Sains Kesihatan Malaysia, 3 (2). pp. 49-54. ISSN 1675-8161

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A vision screening study was carried out among Indian schoolchildren around Kuala Lumpur to determine whether the prevalence of myopia was higher in boys or girls. Altogether 749 students (49.7% boys and 50.3% girls) aged 7-18 years were screened and their refractive error examined using retinoscopy without cycloplegia. For the right eye 15.1% of the girls’ eyes were found to be myopic as compared to 16.9% of the boys, of which chi-square showed no significant difference (p = 0.44). For the left eye 18.8% of the girls’ eyes were myopic as compared to 16.4% of the boys. Chi square also showed no significant difference (p = 0.26). When high myopia (> -6.00D) was considered, there was no difference found between boys and girls. The number of students with high myopia greater than -6.00D was also very small (0.3%-0.5%). In conclusion, itwas found that there was no significant difference in myopia between girls and boys among Indian schoolchildren.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:myopia; gender; sex; schoolchildren; retinoscopy
Journal:Jurnal Sains Kesihatan Malaysia
ID Code:985
Deposited By: Mr Azhari Jamaludin
Deposited On:03 May 2011 02:36
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:28

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