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Age-related cataract and place of birth

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Pierscionek, BK and Weale, RA (1998) Age-related cataract and place of birth. EYE, 12 (Part 3A). pp. 363-366. [Journal article]

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Cataract patient data from 13 Australian practitioners were analysed in order to compare the distribution of seven principal types of cataract in relation to gender, age and place of birth. Relative odds ratios were calculated for age-matched pairs of three identifiable ethnic groups and each type of cataract. The number of statistically significant relative odds ratios far exceeds the expectation due to chance. The results suggest a relatively greater risk for cortical cataract amongst younger when compared with older groups. In contrast, the relative odds ratios for nuclear cataract, independently of age, were consistently greater than unity when Australians or Northern Europeans were compared with Southern Europeans. There was no gender-based difference in cataract type distribution.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Vision
ID Code:7645
Deposited By:Professor Barbara Pierscionek
Deposited On:18 Jan 2010 11:14
Last Modified:18 Jan 2010 11:14

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