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Education and myopia in 110,236 young Singaporean males.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8153707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Computerised data of 110,236 Singaporean males aged 15 to 25 (mean 17.75) years who underwent compulsory medical examination from April 1987 to January 1992 were used to estimate the prevalence and severity of myopia among young Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian Singaporean males with different educational levels. The prevalence and severity of myopia amongst the groups with different educational levels were compared. These groups were fairly well-matched for important known confounding factors such as age, sex, race and degree of urbanisation of place of residence. Our data showed a positive association between educational attainment and both the prevalence and severity of myopia. Both the prevalence of myopia and the proportion of myopes with severe myopia were in general higher among those with more years of formal education.
K G Au Eong; T H Tay; M K Lim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  1993 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-05-12     Completed Date:  1994-05-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  489-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical Classification Centre, Central Manpower Base, Singapore Armed Forces.
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MeSH Terms
China / ethnology
Cohort Studies
Cross-Sectional Studies
Educational Status*
India / ethnology
Malaysia / ethnology
Myopia / epidemiology*
Refraction, Ocular
Retrospective Studies
Singapore / epidemiology
Visual Acuity

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