alexa Prevalence of myopia in Danish conscripts.
Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

Author(s): Jacobsen N, Jensen H, Goldschmidt E

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Abstract PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of myopia among Danish conscripts and compare the results with those from similar Danish studies carried out in 1882 and 1964. Furthermore, the relationships between myopia and educational level, ethnicity, intelligence (IQ), body mass index (BMI) and height were analysed. METHODS: We carried out a cross-sectional study based on medical reports for 4681 male conscripts. The following data were collected from September to December 2004: age; place of birth; weight; height; power of spectacles or contact lenses; visual acuity; number of years at school (8-13 years); occupation; intelligence test (IQ test) score, and ethnicity. RESULTS: The prevalence of myopia (
  • DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0420.2006.00789.x
  • This article was published in Acta Ophthalmol Scand and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

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