Prevalence and Pattern of Refractive Errors among Primary School Children in Al Hassa, Saudi Arabia
Fahd Abdullah Al Wadaani, Tarek Tawfik Amin, Ayub Ali, Ataur Rahman Khan
Global Journal of Health Sciences
The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to assess the prevalence and pattern of refractive errors among primary school children in Al Hassa, Saudi Arabia.
Of the screened school children (N=2002), the overall prevalence of refractive errors was 13.7% (n=274), higher among females (Odds ratio, OR=1.39, P=0.012) and significantly more among students of rural residence (OR=2.40, P=0.001).
Only 9.4% of students with poor vision were wore spectacles for correction.