Prevalence and Pattern of Refractive Errors among Primary School Children in Al Hassa, Saudi Arabia

  • 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.

Publication date

March 7, 2018


Global Journal of Health Sciences


Fahd Abdullah Al Wadaani, Tarek Tawfik Amin, Ayub Ali, Ataur Rahman Khan
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