Journal article

Diabetes in Victoria, Australia: the Visual Impairment Project

R McKay, CA McCarty, HR Taylor

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2000

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To establish the prevalence and characteristics of self-reported diabetes in a representative sample of Victorian residents aged 40 years and older, and to compare the vision between people with and without self-reported diabetes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Nine randomly selected suburban Melbourne clusters and four randomly selected rural Victorian clusters. PARTICIPANTS: 4,744 subjects (86% participation rate) aged > or = 40 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Subjects answered a detailed questionnaire which provided demographic details, body mass index, and the duration and treatment of any diagnosis of diabetes. Refraction was performed and best-corrected visual acuit..

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