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Epidemiological Associations of Hearing Impairment and Health Among a National Cohort of 87 134 Adults in Thailand

Yiengprugsawan, Vasoontara; Hogan, Edward Anthony; Harley, David; Sleigh, Adrian; Seubsman, Sam-ang


Studies on socioeconomic and epidemiological effects of hearing impairment in middle-income countries of Southeast Asia are still quite scarce. This study examines the association between hearing impairment and health outcomes in Thailand. Data derived from a cohort of 87 134 Open University adults aged 15 to 87 years residing throughout Thailand. Approximately 8.5% of cohort members reported trouble hearing and 0.13% reported being deaf. After adjusting for age and gender, poor self-assessed...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1177/1010539511408712


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