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dc.contributor.authorKhader, Y.S.
dc.contributor.authorBatayha, W.Q.
dc.contributor.authorAbdul Aziz, S.M.
dc.contributor.authorAl Shiekh Khalil, M.I.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T07:44:25Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T07:44:25Z
dc.date.issued2006EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1203_4/12_3-4_2006_434_439.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117104
dc.description434-439EN
dc.description.abstractWe aimed to identify the prevalence and risk factors of myopia among secondary-school students in Amman. Thus 1777 [‎1081 males and 696 females]‎ students aged 12-17 years old were recruited from 8 schools randomly selected from 8 different geographic locations in Amman. Data were collected by questionnaire, and self-reported myopia was checked against school medical records. The prevalence of myopia was 17.6%, with no significant difference between males and females after adjusting for other possible variables. Myopia was significantly associated with age, family history of myopia, computer use, and reading and writing outside school. Playing sports was inversely associated with myopia but there was no association with watching televisionEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectPrevalenceEN
dc.subjectQuestionnairesEN
dc.subjectSchoolsEN
dc.subjectData CollectionEN
dc.subjectTelevisionEN
dc.subject.meshMyopiaEN
dc.titlePrevalence and risk indicators of myopia among schoolchildren in Amman, JordanEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12 (‎3-4)‎, 434-439, 2006


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