Prevalence of trachoma in school children of remote Western Australian communities between 1992 and 2003.

@article{Kain2007PrevalenceOT,
  title={Prevalence of trachoma in school children of remote Western Australian communities between 1992 and 2003.},
  author={Sam Kain and William Morgan and Delia Riley and Kevin Dorizzi and Geraldine Hogarth and D F Yu},
  journal={Clinical & experimental ophthalmology},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={119-23}
}
PURPOSE To measure the prevalence and trends in childhood trachoma within remote, largely Aboriginal communities. METHODS Children from eight remote communities of the Goldfields region of Western Australia were examined annually over 12 years from 1992 to 2003. World Health Organization trachoma grading system was used, with the data collected prospectively. RESULTS In this study 2975 of 3483 child ocular examinations were analysed, 72% of whom were Aboriginal. The mean age was 8 years 9… CONTINUE READING

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