Race, ethnicity and prevalence of primary open-angle glaucoma

Omofolasade Kosoko-Lasaki, Gordon Gong, Gleb Haynatzki, M. Roy Wilson

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Background: Recently, some authors pooled data from studies on the Dutch, Australians and Americans of European origin in an attempt to predict the prevalence of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in the United States. Purpose: To examine potential ethnic diversity in the prevalence of POAG among populations of the "same race," Methods: Medical literature was searched, and 11 population-based studies on populations of African origin and five on populations of European origin were identified. Results: The prevalence of POAG was significantly higher in white Australians than in the Dutch (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1626-1629
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the National Medical Association
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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