Blindness and visual impairment amongst rural Malays in Kuala Selangor, Selangor.

M. Zainal, L. Masran, A. R. Ropilah

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    A population-based cross-sectional study was carried out to determine the prevalence of visual impairment and blindness and its causes amongst the adult rural Malay population in the district of Kuala Selangor, Selangor. By simple random sampling 330 samples were selected for the study. All samples underwent complete ophthalmological examination. The crude prevalence of visual impairment and blindness were 0.7% and 5.6% respectively. Age was the most important factor associated with the prevalence; gender, level of education and level of income was not significantly related. Cataract was the commonest cause of visual impairment and blindness while diabetic retinopathy was the second important cause.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)46-50
    Number of pages5
    JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
    Volume53
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998

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    Vision Disorders
    Blindness
    Diabetic Retinopathy
    Rural Population
    Cataract
    Cross-Sectional Studies
    Education
    Population

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    Blindness and visual impairment amongst rural Malays in Kuala Selangor, Selangor. / Zainal, M.; Masran, L.; Ropilah, A. R.

    In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 53, No. 1, 03.1998, p. 46-50.

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    Zainal, M, Masran, L & Ropilah, AR 1998, 'Blindness and visual impairment amongst rural Malays in Kuala Selangor, Selangor.', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 46-50.
    Zainal, M. ; Masran, L. ; Ropilah, A. R. / Blindness and visual impairment amongst rural Malays in Kuala Selangor, Selangor. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 1998 ; Vol. 53, No. 1. pp. 46-50.
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