Association of Visual Impairment and All-Cause 10-Year Mortality Among Indigenous Australian Individuals Within Central Australia: The Central Australian Ocular Health Study.
Soo Khai Ng, Shyalle Kahawita, Nicholas Howard Andrew, Tim Henderson, Jamie Evan Craig, John Landers
JAMA Ophthalmol | Published : 2018
Importance: It is well established from different population-based studies that visual impairment is associated with increased mortality rate. However, to our knowledge, the association of visual impairment with increased mortality rate has not been reported among indigenous Australian individuals. Objective: To assess the association between visual impairment and 10-year mortality risk among the remote indigenous Australian population. Design, Setting, and Participants: Prospective cohort study recruiting indigenous Australian individuals from 30 remote communities located within the central Australian statistical local area over a 36-month period between July 2005 and June 2008. The data w..View full abstract