Prevalence and causes of visual impairment in Italy.
This Italian study, based on the National Household Health Survey (NHHS), the Registry of the Blind and the Welfare lists of the Ministry of the Interior, was designed to estimate the prevalence of blindness and hypovision in Italy and describe its geographical distribution.
In addition, a national sample of 29 763 Registry members was studied to describe causes of blindness.
The prevalence from NHHS data was 4.3 per 1000 in 1983 and 4.5 in 1986-1987 (3.2 in the North, 4.6 in the Centre, 6.5 in the South).
Welfare recipients were 112 783 in 1988, a prevalence of 2.0 per 1000, but were fewer in Northern than in Southern regions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cécité, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Homme, Italie, Europe, Variation géographique, Facteur risque, Oeil pathologie, Trouble vision
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Blindness, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Human, Italy, Europe, Geographical variation, Risk factor, Eye disease, Vision disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0439853
Code Inist : 002B09K. Création : 199406.