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Prevalence of self-reported diagnosed cataract and associated risk factors among elderly South Africans

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-11 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-13T16:23:49Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-13T16:23:49Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12-11 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11443
dc.description.abstract This paper estimates the prevalence of self-reported cataract and associated risk factors among individuals aged 50 years in South Africa. Data from a nationally-representative cross-sectional Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE) (N = 3646) conducted in South Africa from 2007???2008 was analyzed. The primary outcome was self-reported cataract, and exposures included socio-demographics, self-reported co-morbidities, and behavioral factors. Linearized multivariate logistic regression models were used. The weighted prevalence of self-reported diagnosed cataract was 4.4% (95%CI: 3.4?-.8). Prevalence was greater among individuals with advancing age (10.2%), higher quality of life (QoL) (5.9%), education (5.2%), and wealth (5.8%) than their counterparts. Prevalence was also higher among individuals with depression (17.5%), diabetes (13.3%), hypertension (9.1%), and stroke (8.4%) compared to those without these conditions, with the exception of obesity (4.2%). In the final multivariate model, the odds of self-reported cataract were: 4.14 times higher among people 70 years than 50 to 59 year olds (95%CI: 2.28-7.50); 2.48 times higher in urban than rural residents (95%CI: 1.25-4.92); 5.16, 2.99, and 1.97 times higher for individuals with depression (95%CI: 1.92-13.86), hypertension (95%CI: 1.60-5.59), and diabetes (95%CI: 1.07-3.61), compared to those without these conditions. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject ELDERLY en
dc.subject BLINDNESS en
dc.subject EYE HEALTH en
dc.subject CATARACTS en
dc.subject INEQUALITY en
dc.title Prevalence of self-reported diagnosed cataract and associated risk factors among elderly South Africans en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 14(12) en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10135 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=19249 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9065 en
dc.bibliographictitle Phaswana-Mafuya, N., Peltzer, K., Crampin, A., Ahame, E. & Sokhela, Z. (2017) Prevalence of self-reported diagnosed cataract and associated risk factors among elderly South Africans. <i>International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health</i>. December:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Phaswana-Mafuya, N. en
dc.contributor.author2 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author3 Crampin, A. en
dc.contributor.author4 Ahame, E. en
dc.contributor.author5 Sokhela, Z. en


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