Journal article

Visual impairment and socioeconomic factors

PM Livingston, CA McCarty, HR Taylor

BRITISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | BRITISH MED JOURNAL PUBL GROUP | Published : 1997

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Information about socioeconomic factors associated with visual impairment can assist in the design of intervention programmes. Such information was collected by the Melbourne Visual Impairment Project (Melbourne VIP). METHODS: The Melbourne VIP was a population based study of non-institutionalised permanent residents in nine suburbs of the Melbourne metropolitan area aged 40 years of age and older. A standardised eye examination was provided to eligible residents which included a structured interview. Variables of interest for this analysis were age, sex, country of birth, language spoken at home, education level, use of private health insurance, employment status, and living arr..

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