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Prevalence of ocular trauma in 6-12-year-old children living in Shahroud, Iran

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(2022) Prevalence of ocular trauma in 6-12-year-old children living in Shahroud, Iran. Bmc Ophthalmology. p. 7.

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Aim To determine the prevalence of ocular trauma in Iranian children aged 6-12 years. Methods This population-based cross-sectional study, comprised the first phase of the Shahroud Schoolchildren Eye Cohort Study on primary school children using cluster sampling in urban areas and census in rural areas. The students underwent the measurement of uncorrected and corrected visual acuity as well as non-cycloplegic, cycloplegic, and subjective refraction. The history of trauma, hospitalization, and surgery due to trauma was collected from parents using a questionnaire. Results The data of the trauma history was recorded for 5267 out of 5620 students. The mean age of the students was 9.7 +/- 1.7 years (range: 6-12 years), 53.7 of them were boys, and 79.3 were from urban areas. A positive history of ocular trauma was found in 285 participants, and the lifetime prevalence of ocular injury (95 CI) was 5.2 (4.6-5.9). Blunt trauma was the most common ocular injury with a prevalence of 66.2. There was a significant positive assocation between ocular trauma and living in rural areas (OR: 1.49, p: 0.012), older age (OR: 1.17, p < 0.001), and male sex (OR: 1.62, p: 0.002). Furthermore, 9.3 and 4.7 of the traumas required hospitalization and surgical intervention, respectively. Conclusion This study found a marked prevalence of ocular trauma compared to previous studies. Male sex, older age, and living in rural areas were associated with ocular trauma, which could be due to differences in lifestyle preference, outdoor exposure, and dangerous situations. Educational programs and safety instructions should be encouraged.

Item Type: Article
Khabazkhoob, M.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Ocular trauma Cross-sectional study Prevalence Children Iran eye injuries rural-population southern india epidemiology Ophthalmology
Page Range: p. 7
Journal or Publication Title: Bmc Ophthalmology
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 22
Number: 1
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Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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