Diabetic retinopathy in native and non-native Sarawakians -Findings from the Diabetic eye registry

PS, Mallika and Cheah, W.L (2012) Diabetic retinopathy in native and non-native Sarawakians -Findings from the Diabetic eye registry. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 67 (4). pp. 369-374. ISSN 0300-5283


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This study aims to determine the risk factors associated with diabetic retinopathy (DR) among natives and nonnatives Sarawakians who were seen at 3 public hospitals and one health clinic in Sarawak. It is a cross sectional study where data on patients with DM were collected by staff at these healthcare facilities and entered into the web-based Diabetic Eye Registry. Univariate and multivariate analysis was used to determine the association factors for DR. DR was significantly less associated with natives (24.4%) compared to non-native Sarawakians (34.1%) (p <0.001). The odds of getting DR was higher in patients whose duration of DM was more than 20 years (OR=2.6), who have renal impairment (OR= 1.7) and non-natives (OR =1.4).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetic Retinopathy, prevalence Diabetic registry, Sarawak natives, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Cheah Whye Lian
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 01:09
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 01:09
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/11065

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