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Multiple micronutrient literature

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The prevalence and causes of visual impairment and blindness were determined in 29 048 children < 16
years in all households of 5 camps for internally displaced people in Khartoum State, Sudan. After houseto-
house visits by trained health care workers, 916 children received further assessment, 2.7% of whom were found to be blind, 1.6% to be severely visually impaired and 5.5% to be visually impaired, according to WHO criteria. The prevalence of blindness in children in the camps was estimated as 1.4 per 1000 children. The leading causes of blindness were found to be corneal opacities (40.0%), mainly due to vitamin A deficiency, followed by amblyopia (32.5%)

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Year 2007
Authors David I Thurnham
Language English
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DOI https://doi.org/10.52439/ZHMT1392
DOI Number 10.52439/ZHMT1392
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