publication . Article . Other literature type . 2019

Dichromacy: Color Vision Impairment and Consanguinity in Heterogenous Population of Pakistan

Muhammad Aslamkhan; Asif Hanif; Muhammad Shoaib Akhtar; Mian Sahib Zar; Abdul Rehman Haris;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2019
Abstract
<strong>Abstract:</strong> <strong>Background and Objectives:</strong> Dichromacy, an X-linked recessive disorder is identified worldwide, more in males than females. In European Caucasians, its incidence is 8% in males and 0.5% in females. In India, it is 8.73% in males and 1.69% in females, and in Iran, it is 8.18% in males and 0.43% in females. Population based epidemiological data about dichromacy in different ethnic groups in Pakistan is not available. The aim of this study was to find out the population prevalence of inherited red-green dichromacy in a heterogenous population of the district of Chiniot, Punjab, Pakistan, and to determine the impact of cons...
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free text keywords: Chiniot, Consanguinity, Deuteranopia, Dichromacy, Ethnicity, Heterogenous Population, Pakistan, Protanopia, Punjab, Medicine, R, Microbiology, QR1-502, medicine.disease, Epidemiology, medicine.medical_specialty, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Sample size determination, Population study, Population density, Ethnic group, Demography, business.industry, business
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