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dc.contributor.authorZeidan, Z.
dc.contributor.authorHashim, K.
dc.contributor.authorMuhit, M.A.
dc.contributor.authorGilbert, C.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T08:01:03Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T08:01:03Z
dc.date.issued2007EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1303/13_3_2007_580_585.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttps://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117287
dc.description580-585EN
dc.description.abstractThe prevalence and causes of visual impairment and blindness were determined in 29 048 children < 16 years in all households of 5 camps for internally displaced people in Khartoum State, Sudan. After house-to-house visits by trained health care workers, 916 children received further assessment, 2.7% of whom were found to be blind, 1.6% to be severely visually impaired and 5.5% to be visually impaired, according to World Health Organization criteria. The prevalence of blindness in children in the camps was estimated as 1.4 per 1000 children. The leading causes of blindness were found to be corneal opacities [‎40.0%]‎, mainly due to vitamin A deficiency, followed by amblyopia [‎32.5%]‎EN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectBlindnessEN
dc.subjectHealth SurveysEN
dc.subjectVision DisordersEN
dc.subjectVisual AcuityEN
dc.subjectWorld Health OrganizationEN
dc.subjectAge DistributionEN
dc.subjectSex DistributionEN
dc.subjectPrevalenceEN
dc.subject.meshBlindnessEN
dc.titlePrevalence and causes of childhood blindness in camps for displaced persons in Khartoum: results of a household surveyEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 13 (‎3)‎, 580-585, 2007


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