Journal article

Visual acuity and mortality in a Chinese population - The Tanjong Pagar Study

Athena WP Foong, Chee Weng Fong, Tien Y Wong, Derrick Heng, Seang-Mei Saw, Paul J Foster

OPHTHALMOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between visual acuity and mortality in a Chinese population. DESIGN: Population-based cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Chinese persons in Singapore ages 40 to 79 years at baseline examination. METHODS: The Tanjong Pagar Study in Singapore examined 1232 persons (response rate, 71.8%) at the baseline examination in 1997 and 1998. Participants had measurements of presenting and best-corrected visual acuity (VA) using standardized protocols. Mortality data were obtained from the National Death Registry, which linked subjects who had died since the baseline examination. Cause of death was determined from the International Classification of Diseases 9 codes. Analy..

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