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Article: Methodology of the Singapore Indian Chinese Cohort (SICC) eye study: Quantifying ethnic variations in the epidemiology of eye diseases in Asians

TitleMethodology of the Singapore Indian Chinese Cohort (SICC) eye study: Quantifying ethnic variations in the epidemiology of eye diseases in Asians
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Issue Date2009
PublisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09286586.asp
Citation
Ophthalmic Epidemiology, 2009, v. 16 n. 6, p. 325-336 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose:Current knowledge of ethnic variability in the epidemiology of major eye diseases in Asia is limited. This report summarizes the rationale and study design of the Singapore Indian Chinese Cohort (SICC) Eye Study, a population-based study of ethnic South Asian (Indians) and East Asian (Chinese) older adults in Singapore. Methods:The SICC examined a population-based cross-sectional sample of 3,300 ethnic Indians and 3,300 ethnic Chinese aged 40-80+ years residing in the South-Western part of Singapore. Results:From two lists of 12,000 names of each ethnic group provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs, age-stratified random sampling was used to select 6,350 names in each group, with a target sample size of 3,300. Invitations were sent to attend a central clinic using letters, telephone calls and home visits. Examination procedures included interviews, measurement of blood pressure, anthropometry, presenting and best-corrected visual acuity, subjective refraction, ocular biometry, Goldmann applanation tonometry, slit-lamp biomicroscopy, optic disc imaging and digital photography of the lens and retina, using a standardized protocol. Selected participants underwent gonioscopic examination, visual field testing, and anterior and posterior segment optical coherence tomography. Blood, tear, and urine samples were collected for biochemical analyses, and stored for genetic and proteomic studies. Conclusions:In conjunction with the Singapore Malay Eye Study, the SICC study will permit an in-depth evaluation of the prevalence, risk factors, and impact of major eye diseases in Chinese, Indians and Malays, three distinct Asian ethnic groups, whose combined numbers represent half the world's population. © 2009 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/183581
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dc.contributor.authorLavanya, Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorJeganathan, VSEen_US
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Yen_US
dc.contributor.authorRaju, Pen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, Nen_US
dc.contributor.authorTai, ESen_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, JJen_US
dc.contributor.authorLamoureux, Een_US
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Pen_US
dc.contributor.authorYoung, TLen_US
dc.contributor.authorCajucomUy, Hen_US
dc.contributor.authorFoster, PJen_US
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dc.identifier.citationOphthalmic Epidemiology, 2009, v. 16 n. 6, p. 325-336en_US
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dc.description.abstractPurpose:Current knowledge of ethnic variability in the epidemiology of major eye diseases in Asia is limited. This report summarizes the rationale and study design of the Singapore Indian Chinese Cohort (SICC) Eye Study, a population-based study of ethnic South Asian (Indians) and East Asian (Chinese) older adults in Singapore. Methods:The SICC examined a population-based cross-sectional sample of 3,300 ethnic Indians and 3,300 ethnic Chinese aged 40-80+ years residing in the South-Western part of Singapore. Results:From two lists of 12,000 names of each ethnic group provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs, age-stratified random sampling was used to select 6,350 names in each group, with a target sample size of 3,300. Invitations were sent to attend a central clinic using letters, telephone calls and home visits. Examination procedures included interviews, measurement of blood pressure, anthropometry, presenting and best-corrected visual acuity, subjective refraction, ocular biometry, Goldmann applanation tonometry, slit-lamp biomicroscopy, optic disc imaging and digital photography of the lens and retina, using a standardized protocol. Selected participants underwent gonioscopic examination, visual field testing, and anterior and posterior segment optical coherence tomography. Blood, tear, and urine samples were collected for biochemical analyses, and stored for genetic and proteomic studies. Conclusions:In conjunction with the Singapore Malay Eye Study, the SICC study will permit an in-depth evaluation of the prevalence, risk factors, and impact of major eye diseases in Chinese, Indians and Malays, three distinct Asian ethnic groups, whose combined numbers represent half the world's population. © 2009 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.en_US
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dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
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dc.subject.meshChina - Ethnologyen_US
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dc.subject.meshEpidemiologic Methodsen_US
dc.subject.meshEthnic Groupsen_US
dc.subject.meshEye Diseases - Ethnologyen_US
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dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshSingapore - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshVisual Acuityen_US
dc.subject.meshVisually Impaired Persons - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
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