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Orbital infection in New Zealand: increased incidence due to socioeconomic deprivation and ethnicity.
N Z Med J. 2010 Aug 13; 123(1320):50-7.NZ

Abstract

AIM

This study aimed to identify the relationship between the incidence of orbital infection, ethnicity and socioeconomic deprivation in New Zealand.

METHOD

Cases admitted to all public hospitals in New Zealand with the ICD-10 diagnosis of acute inflammation of the orbit for a 9-year period were retrieved from the National Minimum Data Set. Incidence rates of acute infection of the orbit were correlated with socioeconomic deprivation (measured by New Zealand Deprivation Index) and ethnicity.

RESULTS

There were 530 cases admitted with acute orbital inflammation over a 9-year period from 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2009. This study identified a significant association between orbital infection incidence and socioeconomic deprivation and ethnicity. Cases in the moderate deprivation group had 1.5 times the rate of the least deprived group and the most deprived group had 2.9 times the rate of orbital infection of the least deprived group. Maori had 1.9 times the rate of the European group, and Pacific people had 3.6 times the rate of European group.

CONCLUSION

Greater socioeconomic deprivation, and ethnicity was associated with an increased incidence of orbital infection in New Zealand. The reasons why these associations exist are currently not clear.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Eye Department, Dunedin Hospital, and University of Otago Dunedin School of Medicine, Private bag 1921, 9054, Dunedin, New Zealand. nic_johnston@yahoo.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20720603

Citation

Johnston, Nicholas R., and Gordon Sanderson. "Orbital Infection in New Zealand: Increased Incidence Due to Socioeconomic Deprivation and Ethnicity." The New Zealand Medical Journal, vol. 123, no. 1320, 2010, pp. 50-7.
Johnston NR, Sanderson G. Orbital infection in New Zealand: increased incidence due to socioeconomic deprivation and ethnicity. N Z Med J. 2010;123(1320):50-7.
Johnston, N. R., & Sanderson, G. (2010). Orbital infection in New Zealand: increased incidence due to socioeconomic deprivation and ethnicity. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1320), 50-7.
Johnston NR, Sanderson G. Orbital Infection in New Zealand: Increased Incidence Due to Socioeconomic Deprivation and Ethnicity. N Z Med J. 2010 Aug 13;123(1320):50-7. PubMed PMID: 20720603.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Orbital infection in New Zealand: increased incidence due to socioeconomic deprivation and ethnicity. AU - Johnston,Nicholas R, AU - Sanderson,Gordon, Y1 - 2010/08/13/ PY - 2010/8/20/entrez PY - 2010/8/20/pubmed PY - 2010/9/30/medline SP - 50 EP - 7 JF - The New Zealand medical journal JO - N Z Med J VL - 123 IS - 1320 N2 - AIM: This study aimed to identify the relationship between the incidence of orbital infection, ethnicity and socioeconomic deprivation in New Zealand. METHOD: Cases admitted to all public hospitals in New Zealand with the ICD-10 diagnosis of acute inflammation of the orbit for a 9-year period were retrieved from the National Minimum Data Set. Incidence rates of acute infection of the orbit were correlated with socioeconomic deprivation (measured by New Zealand Deprivation Index) and ethnicity. RESULTS: There were 530 cases admitted with acute orbital inflammation over a 9-year period from 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2009. This study identified a significant association between orbital infection incidence and socioeconomic deprivation and ethnicity. Cases in the moderate deprivation group had 1.5 times the rate of the least deprived group and the most deprived group had 2.9 times the rate of orbital infection of the least deprived group. Maori had 1.9 times the rate of the European group, and Pacific people had 3.6 times the rate of European group. CONCLUSION: Greater socioeconomic deprivation, and ethnicity was associated with an increased incidence of orbital infection in New Zealand. The reasons why these associations exist are currently not clear. SN - 1175-8716 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20720603/Orbital_infection_in_New_Zealand:_increased_incidence_due_to_socioeconomic_deprivation_and_ethnicity_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/eyeinfections.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -