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Odds ratios for different types of age-related cataract: Ethnicity and environment

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Pierscionek, BK and Weale, RA (1996) Odds ratios for different types of age-related cataract: Ethnicity and environment. OPHTHALMIC RESEARCH, 28 (2). pp. 88-92. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Ethnic and environmental influences on cataract type are examined using patient data collected from an Australian region. Three ethnic groups are identified: native Australian Caucasians, southern and other Europeans. The Australians are further subdivided into 2 age groups. Apart from effects due to age, the following differences were found: the younger Australian group shows a greater relative risk for cortical cataracts; there is a gender-based difference among the southern European ethnic group; the Australian total has a lower relative risk for cortical cataracts than southern Europeans and a lower relative risk for cortical and mixed cataract than the European group. A comparison made with data published earlier for comparable groups in Britain shows that all Australian groups have a lower relative risk for nuclear but a higher one for cortical cataract and its combinations.

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:7653
Deposited By:Professor Barbara Pierscionek
Deposited On:18 Jan 2010 11:17
Last Modified:18 Jan 2010 11:17

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