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Myopia and the urban environment: Findings in a sample of 12-year-old Australian school children

Ip, Jenny M; Rose, Kathryn A; Morgan, Ian; Burlutsky, George; Mitchell, Paul

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PURPOSE. To examine associations between myopia and measures of urbanization in a population-based sample of 12-yearold Australian children. METHODS. Questionnaire data on sociodemographic and environmental factors including ethnicity, parental education, and time spent in near work and outdoor activities were collected from 2367 children (75.0% response) and their parents. Population density data for the Sydney area were used to construct five urban regions. Myopia was defined as spherical...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/61165
Source: Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
DOI: 10.1167/iovs.07-1451

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