DISTRIBUTION OF PEDIATRIC CATARACTS BY SEX, AGE GROUPS, LATERALITY, TYPE AND PRESENTATION IN POPULATION OF D.I.KHAN DISTRICT, PAKISTAN

Gomal Journal of Medical Sciences

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Title DISTRIBUTION OF PEDIATRIC CATARACTS BY SEX, AGE GROUPS, LATERALITY, TYPE AND PRESENTATION IN POPULATION OF D.I.KHAN DISTRICT, PAKISTAN
 
Creator Khalid, Muhammad Kamran
Ahamad, Iftikhar
Khan, Muhammad Ayub
Sharjeel, Muhammad
Irfan, Muhammad
Marwat, Muhammad
 
Description Background: Pediatric cataracts cause significant visual disability worldwide. The objectives of this study were to determine the distribution of pediatric cataracts by sex, age groups, laterality, type and presentation in population of D.I.Khan District, Pakistan.
Materials & Methods: This descriptive study was carried out at Department of Ophthalmology, Gomal Medical College, D.I.Khan, Pakistan from January 2015 to December 2015. Sample was collected from Eye unit, DHQ Teaching Hospital, D.I.Khan. Pediatric cataract patients under 14 years of age were included in the study. Demographic variables were sex and age groups. Research variables were laterality, type and presentation. All variables being nominal were analyzed through frequency and percentages.
The observed and expected distribution of pediatric cataract by sex, age groups, laterality, type and presentation were respectively tested by chi-square goodness of fit test.
Results: Out of a sample of 47 patients, 29 (61.7%) were boys and 18 (38.3%) girls, 22 (46.81%) were
 
Publisher Gomal Medical College, D.I.Khan, Pakistan
 
Date 2019-12-31
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://www.gjms.com.pk/ojs24/index.php/gjms/article/view/2025
 
Source 1997-2067
1819-7973
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://www.gjms.com.pk/ojs24/index.php/gjms/article/view/2025/1315
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Muhammad Kamran Khalid, Iftikhar Ahamad, Muhammad Ayub Khan, Muhammad Sharjeel, Muhammad Irfan, Muhammad Marwat
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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