Diabetic retinopathy in native and non-native Sarawakians--findings from the Diabetic Eye Registry

Mallika Prem Senthil, S Aziz, P Goh, Ping Lee, Whyelian Cheah, Min Chong, A Tan

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Abstract

This study aims to determine the risk factors associated with diabetic retinopathy (DR) among natives and nonnatives Sarawakians who were seen at 3 public hospitals and one health clinic in Sarawak. It is a cross sectional study where data on patients with DM were collected by staff at these healthcare facilities and entered into the web-based Diabetic Eye Registry. Univariate and multivariate analysis was used to determine the association factors for DR. DR was significantly less associated with natives (24.4%) compared to non-native Sarawakians (34.1%) (p <0.001). The odds of getting DR was higher in patients whose duration of DM was more than 20 years (OR=2.6), who have renal impairment (OR= 1.7) and non-natives (OR =1.4).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-374
Number of pages6
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume67
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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