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Prevalence of retinopathy in Finnish children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: a cross-sectional population-based retrospective study.

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Source
Arch Dis Child. 2011 Jun 29;
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-29-2011
Author
Minna Kubin
Päivi Tossavainen
Virva Hannula
Sini Lahti
Nina Hautala
Aura Falck
Author Affiliation
Department of Ophthalmology, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland.
Source
Arch Dis Child. 2011 Jun 29;
Date
Jun-29-2011
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Abstract
Aim A population-based study was carried out to evaluate the prevalence and risk factors of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in The Northern Osthrobothnia Hospital District, Finland. The aim was to compare the current prevalence and the risk factors with those obtained in a study performed in a similar setting 17 years earlier. Methods and patients The prevalence of DR was evaluated from fundus photographs in a cross-sectional manner in children and adolescents with T1D (n=297) living in the Northern Osthrobothnia Hospital District on 1 January 2007. Results The prevalence of DR was 7.6% (12/158) in males and 16.5% (23/139) in females in the present study and 7.3% in males and 12.9% in females in the former study. The mean age of the patients was 11.9 and 11.8 years, and the mean duration of diabetes was 4.9 and 5.0 years in the present and the former study, respectively. DR was associated with older age (p
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