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Eye care utilization among diabetics in the South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES-1): a cross-sectional study

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-07T08:15:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-07T08:15:05Z
dc.date.issued 2020-09-07 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15416
dc.description.abstract Diabetes is a chronic disease of uncontrolled blood sugar levels. People with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing visual impairment and other diabetes-related visual complications. The study aims to determine the eyecare utilization pattern and its associated determinants among diabetics in the South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES-1). The mean age of participants was 56.2 years and 66.6% were females. The prevalence of eyecare utilization among participants was 49.0% and this differed significantly by age groups (p = 0.024) and the number of years since diabetes diagnosis (p < 0.001). After statistical adjustments, older age (55-64 years OR = 4.18, p = 0.003 and > 65 years OR = 4.78, p = 0.002), having health insurance (OR = 6.32, p = 0.002), and having had diabetes for 6???10 years (OR = 4.23, p = 0.005) were significantly associated with eye care utilization. About half of people diagnosed with diabetes in South Africa have had an eye examination since diabetes diagnosis, which is disturbingly low given the impact of diabetes complications on eye health. Government policies must be directed at ensuring access to affordable health insurance and eye health education on diabetes. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject DIABETES en
dc.subject SOUTH AFRICA en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject EYE HEALTH en
dc.subject SANHANES en
dc.title Eye care utilization among diabetics in the South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES-1): a cross-sectional study en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 13 en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Capabilities en
dc.SourceTitle BMC Research Notes en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11590 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10697 en
dc.bibliographictitle Akuffo, K.O., Asare, A.K., Sewpaul, R., Dukhi, N., Kumah, D.B., Agyei-Manu, E., Addo, E.K. & Reddy, P. (2020) Eye care utilization among diabetics in the South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES-1): a cross-sectional study. <i>BMC Research Notes</i>. 13:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Akuffo, K.O. en
dc.contributor.author2 Asare, A.K. en
dc.contributor.author3 Sewpaul, R. en
dc.contributor.author4 Dukhi, N. en
dc.contributor.author5 Kumah, D.B. en
dc.contributor.author6 Agyei-Manu, E. en
dc.contributor.author7 Addo, E.K. en
dc.contributor.author8 Reddy, P. en


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