TITLE

Ocular manifestation of vitamin A deficiency among Orang asli (Aborigine) children in Malaysia

AUTHOR(S)
Ngah, Nor F; Moktar, Norhayati; Isa, Noor HM; Selvaraj, S; Yusof, Md Shahrom; Sani, Halimah A; Hasan, Zainal AA; Kadir, Rohani A; Isa, Noor H M; Selvara, S; Hasan, Zainal A A
PUB. DATE
June 2002
SOURCE
Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition;Jun2002, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p88
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
This study determined the prevalence of ocular manifestation of vitamin A deficiency in Orang Asli (Aborigine) children. Night blindness was found in 16.0% of the children, conjunctiva xerosis in 57.3%, Bitot's spot in 2.8%, corneal xerosis in 0.5% and corneal scars in 5.6%. These findings show that history of night blindness had sensitivity, specificity and predictive value (positive) of 47.2, 98.1 and 96.2%, respectively, compared with the standard diagnosis procedure using luxometer readings.
ACCESSION #
6809124

 

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