Does Education Explain Ethnic Differences in Myopia Prevalence? A Population-Based Study of Young Adult Males in Singapore

@article{Wu2001DoesEE,
  title={Does Education Explain Ethnic Differences in Myopia Prevalence? A Population-Based Study of Young Adult Males in Singapore},
  author={H. Wu and B. Seet and E. Yap and Seang-Mei Saw and Tock-Han Lim and and Kee-Seng Chia},
  journal={Optometry and Vision Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={78},
  pages={234-239}
}
  • H. Wu, B. Seet, +3 authors and Kee-Seng Chia
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Optometry and Vision Science
  • Purpose. To study interethnic variation in myopia prevalence and severity in young adult males in Singapore and to determine whether these variations are related to differences in education level. Methods. A population-based survey of refractive errors in a cohort of 15,095 military conscripts between July 1996 and June 1997 using noncycloplegic autorefraction and a standard questionnaire. Prevalence rates of myopia (<−0.5D) and severe myopia (<−6.0 D) were determined for Chinese, Malay, and… CONTINUE READING
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