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Review Article - Journal of Public Health Policy and Planning (2021) Volume 5, Issue 6

Public awareness and knowledge of factors associated with myopia in kisumu county, western Kenya.

Introduction: Myopia is a global public health priority. Many modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors have been shown to influence the development of myopia, but these factors are not adequately known by the general public. This study assessed public awareness of the factors that are associated with myopia among the general population in Kisumu County, Kenya. Background: A cross-sectional study was conducted using an Internet-based questionnaire. We collected basic socio demographic characteristics and investigated participants’ knowledge of risk and protective factors that are associated with myopia. The primary outcome measures were the proportions of participants who identified each option as a risk factor. Logistic regression analysis was performed to compare levels of the knowledge of factors that are associated with myopia across populations with different demographic characteristics.

Author(s): Shadrack Muma*, Stephen Obonyo

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