Diabetic retinopathy and socioeconomic deprivation in Gloucestershire

Scanlon, Peter H and Carter, S C and Foy, C and Husband, R F A and Abbas, J and Bachmann, M O (2008) Diabetic retinopathy and socioeconomic deprivation in Gloucestershire. Journal of Medical Screening, 15 (3). pp. 118-121. ISSN 0969-1413

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Abstract

Abstract OBJECTIVES: To investigate socioeconomic variations in diabetes prevalence, uptake of screening for diabetic retinopathy, and prevalence of diabetic retinopathy. METHODS: The County of Gloucestershire formed the setting of the study. A cross-sectional study of people with diabetes was done on a countywide retinopathy-screening database. Diabetes prevalence with odds ratios, uptake of screening, prevalence of any retinopathy and prevalence of sight-threatening retinopathy at screening were compared for different area deprivation quintiles. Logistic regression was used to adjust for confounding. RESULTS: With each increasing quintile of deprivation, diabetes prevalence increased (odds ratio 0.84), the probability of having been screened for diabetic retinopathy decreased (odds ratio 1.11), and the prevalence of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy among screened patients increased (odds ratio of 0.98), while the prevalence of non-sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy remained unchanged with each increasing quintile of deprivation. CONCLUSION: Sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy was associated with socioeconomic deprivation, but non-sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy was not. Uptake of screening was inversely related to socioeconomic deprivation.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport & Exercise
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 12:15
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 12:15
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3292

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