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dc.contributor.authorMcKay, Roben_US
dc.contributor.authorMcCarty, Catherine A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Hugh R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-22T09:04:35Z
dc.date.available2014-05-22T09:04:35Z
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-11-14en_US
dc.identifier.citationMcKay, R., McCarty, C. A.,& Taylor, H. R. (2000). Diabetes in Victoria, Australia : the Visual Impairment Project. Australian and New Zealand journal of public health,24(6), 565-569.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/33441
dc.descriptionThis is a publisher’s version of an article published in Australian and New Zealand journal of public health 2000, published by Public Health Association of Australia. This version is reproduced with permission from the publisher. http://www.phaa.net.au/journal.phpen_US
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To establish the prevalence and characteristics of self-reported diabetes in a representative sample of Victorian residents aged 40 years and older, and to compare the vision between people with and without self-reported diabetes.Design: Cross-sectional survey.Setting: Nine randomly selected suburban Melbourne clusters and four randomly selected rural Victorian clusters. Participants: 4,744 subjects (86% participation rate) aged >= 40 years.Main outcome measures: Subjects answered a detailed questionnaire which provided demographic details, body mass index, and the duration and treatment of any diagnosis of diabetes. Refraction was performed and best-corrected visual acuity was measured.Results: The prevalence of self-reported diabetes was 5.1%. In a multivariate analysis, self-reported diabetes was positively associated with age (p<0.01), male sex (p=0.01), higher body mass index (p=0.01), Mediterranean ethnicity (p=0.01), unemployment (p=0.05) and lack of private health insurance (p<0.05). People with self reported diabetes were more likely to have mild or moderate levels of visual impairment than people who reported no previous diagnosis of diabetes (p<0.01). Conclusions: Diabetes in Victoria is more prevalent among men and among people of Mediterranean origin. When planning educational programs and health service delivery, it is also important to consider that, compared with the general population, people with diabetes are less likely to be employed or to have private health insurance, and are more likely to have impaired vision.en_US
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dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPublic Health Association of Australiaen_US
dc.subjectCERAen_US
dc.subjectophthalmologyen_US
dc.subjectCentre for Eye Research Australiaen_US
dc.subjecteye researchen_US
dc.subjectvisionen_US
dc.subjectvisual healthen_US
dc.titleDiabetes in Victoria, Australia: the visual impairment projecen_US
dc.typeJournal (Paginated)en_US
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Revieweden_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMedicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences: Centre for Eye Research Australiaen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Medicine: Ophthalmologyen_US
melbourne.publication.statusPublisheden_US
melbourne.source.titleAustralian and New Zealand journal of public healthen_US
melbourne.source.volumevol.24en_US
melbourne.source.issueno.6en_US
melbourne.source.pages565-569en_US
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melbourne.contributor.authorMcCarty, Catherine
melbourne.contributor.authorTaylor, Hugh
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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