Journal article

The Age-Specific Prevalence of Myopia in Asia: A Meta-analysis

Chen-Wei Pan, Mohamed Dirani, Ching-Yu Cheng, Tien-Yin Wong, Seang-Mei Saw

Optometry and Vision Science | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2015

Abstract

PURPOSE: To estimate the age-specific prevalence of myopia in Asia. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science from their inception through September 2013 for population-based surveys reporting the prevalence of myopia in adults or children in Asia. We pooled the prevalence estimates for myopia by age groups and by year of birth using a random-effects model. RESULTS: We identified 50 eligible population-based studies including 215,672 subjects aged 0 to 96 years reporting the prevalence of myopia from 16 Asian countries or regions. Myopia was found to be most prevalent (96.5%; 95% confidence interval, 96.3 to 96.8) in Koreans aged 19 years. There was no significant linear age gr..

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