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AN INVESTIGATION OF VISION PROBLEMS AND THE VISION CARE SYSTEM IN RURAL CHINA
Bai, Yunli1,2; Yi, Hongmei1; Zhang, Linxiu1; Shi, Yaojiang3; Ma, Xiaochen4; Congdon, Nathan5,6,7; Zhou, Zhongqiang5,6; Boswell, Matthew8; Rozelle, Scott8
2014-11-01
Source PublicationSOUTHEAST ASIAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Volume45Issue:6Pages:1464-1473
AbstractThis paper examines the prevalence of vision problems and the accessibility to and quality of vision care in rural China. We obtained data from 4 sources: 1) the National Rural Vision Care Survey; 2) the Private Optometrists Survey; 3) the County Hospital Eye Care Survey; and 4) the Rural School Vision Care Survey. The data from each of the surveys were collected by the authors during 2012. Thirty-three percent of the rural population surveyed self-reported vision problems. Twenty-two percent of subjects surveyed had ever had a vision exam. Among those who self-reported having vision problems, 34% did not wear eyeglasses. Fifty-four percent of those with vision problems who had eyeglasses did not have a vision exam prior to receiving glasses. However, having a vision exam did not always guarantee access to quality vision care. Four channels of vision care service were assessed. The school vision examination program did not increase the usage rate of eyeglasses. Each county-hospital was staffed with three eye-doctors having one year of education beyond high school, serving more than 400,000 residents. Private optometrists often had low levels of education and professional certification. In conclusion, our findings shows that the vision care system in rural China is inadequate and ineffective in meeting the needs of the rural population sampled.
SubtypeArticle
KeywordVision Problem Vision Care Rural China
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Life Sciences & Biomedicine
WOS Subject ExtendedPublic, Environmental & Occupational Health ; Infectious Diseases ; Tropical Medicine
WOS KeywordPEDIATRIC-REFRACTIVE-ERROR ; STUDY X-PRES ; SECONDARY SCHOOLCHILDREN ; VISUAL IMPAIRMENT ; CONTROLLED-TRIAL ; SCHOOL-CHILDREN ; SOUTHERN CHINA ; MYOPIA ; STUDENTS ; ACCURACY
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS SubjectPublic, Environmental & Occupational Health ; Infectious Diseases ; Tropical Medicine
WOS IDWOS:000352328200024
PublisherSOUTHEAST ASIAN MINISTERS EDUC ORGANIZATION
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Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/68364
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorYi, Hongmei
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Ctr Chinese Agr Policy, Beijing, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.Shaanxi Normal Univ, Ctr Expt Econ Educ, Xian, Peoples R China
4.Univ Calif Davis, Dept Agr & Resource Econ, Davis, CA 95616 USA
5.Sun Yat Sen Univ, Zhongshan Ophthalm Ctr, State Key Lab, Guangzhou 510275, Guangdong, Peoples R China
6.Sun Yat Sen Univ, Zhongshan Ophthalm Ctr, Div Prevent Ophthalmol, Guangzhou 510275, Guangdong, Peoples R China
7.ORBIS Int, New York, NY USA
8.Stanford Univ, Stanford, CA 94305 USA
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Bai, Yunli,Yi, Hongmei,Zhang, Linxiu,et al. AN INVESTIGATION OF VISION PROBLEMS AND THE VISION CARE SYSTEM IN RURAL CHINA[J]. SOUTHEAST ASIAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH,2014,45(6):1464-1473.
APA Bai, Yunli.,Yi, Hongmei.,Zhang, Linxiu.,Shi, Yaojiang.,Ma, Xiaochen.,...&Rozelle, Scott.(2014).AN INVESTIGATION OF VISION PROBLEMS AND THE VISION CARE SYSTEM IN RURAL CHINA.SOUTHEAST ASIAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH,45(6),1464-1473.
MLA Bai, Yunli,et al."AN INVESTIGATION OF VISION PROBLEMS AND THE VISION CARE SYSTEM IN RURAL CHINA".SOUTHEAST ASIAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH 45.6(2014):1464-1473.
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