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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Prevalence of pterygium in Botucatu city - Sao Paulo State, Brazil
Author: Shiratori, CA
de Barros, JC
Lourenco, RD
Padovani, CR
Cordeiro, R
Schellin, SA
Abstract: Purpose: To evaluate the prevalence of pterygium in a population-based sample at Botucatu City - Sao Paulo State, Brazil. Methods: A population-based cross-sectional study with randomized clustered sampling of households was conducted in the urban area of the Botucatu City - Sao Paulo State, Brazil and 85.1% of the intended sample was evaluated. All participants were submitted to ophthalmologic examination and the data were statistically analyzed. Results: The prevalence of pterygium lesion in Botucatu City was 8.12% (7.0% < CI < 9.2%), affecting mainly males (10.4% males x 6.5% females -8.5% < CI < 12.3% for males and 5.1% < CI < 7.8% for females) with 49.6 +/- 14.9 years old in average; 32.18% of the pterygium carriers aged between 40 and 50 years. Conclusions: The prevalence of pterygium at Botucatu is 8.12%, affecting most frequently 40-50 year-old males.
Subject: Pterygium/epidemiology
Sampling studies
Confidence intervals
Brazil
Country: Brasil
Editor: Consel Brasil Oftalmologia
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0004-27492010000400008
Date Issue: 2010
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