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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Prevalence of pterygium in Botucatu city - Sao Paulo State, Brazil|
de Barros, JC
|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.|
|Editor:||Consel Brasil Oftalmologia|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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