Color vision deficiency manifests in non-Hispanic white boys more than in other ethnic groups

Prevalence of color vision deficiency was greater among non-Hispanic white boys than among other ethnic groups of preschool-aged children, according to a Southern California-based study. Black children were least affected. Of the children aged 30 months to 72 months in the Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study, a population-based, cross-sectional study, 4,177 completed color vision testing: 1,265 were black, 812 were Asian, 1,280 were Hispanic and 820 were non-Hispanic white.

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