Prevalence and determinants of xerophthalmia in preschool children in urban slums, Pune, India--a preliminary assessment.

@article{Dole2009PrevalenceAD,
  title={Prevalence and determinants of xerophthalmia in preschool children in urban slums, Pune, India--a preliminary assessment.},
  author={Kuldeep Dole and Clare Gilbert and Madan D Deshpande and Rajiv B. Khandekar},
  journal={Ophthalmic epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={8-14}
}
PURPOSE International and national programs to control vitamin A deficiency disorders (VADD) among children in developing countries are reducing the magnitude but VADD still occurs in deprived populations. The purpose of the study was to estimate the prevalence of and identify risk factors for xerophthalmia in children aged 6-71 months living in slums in Pune, India in 2003. METHODS Children were enrolled into a cross sectional study from randomly selected Anganwadis (kindergartens) in… CONTINUE READING