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Table 1 Prevalence of self-reported cataracts in older adults in Ghana by demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, SAGE Wave 1

From: Self-reported cataracts in older adults in Ghana: sociodemographic and health related factors

Characteristics Self reported cataract X2(p-value)
n (%) N
Sex    
Male 106 (4.7) 2249 3.35 (0.067)
Female 120 (5.9) 2029  
Age group    
50–59 35 (2.1) 1681  
60–69 59 (4.9) 1196 83.88 (0.001)
70+ 133 (9.5) 1401  
Residence    
Urban 115 (6.6) 1749 9.46 (0.002)
Rural 111 (4.4) 2529  
Marital status    
Never married 4 (8) 54  
Living with partner (married/cohabiting) 104 (4.3) 2426 11.92 (0.003)
Living without partner (Separated/divorced/Widowed) 119 (6.6) 1798  
Highest educational level    
Primary school completed or less 162 (5.2) 3114 0.229 (0.632)
Secondary school and above 66 (5.7) 1164  
Income quintile    
Q1 and Q2 (low) 105 (4.3) 2441  
Q3 (middle) 2 (5.7) 39 10.71 (0.005)
Q4 and Q5 (high) 119 (6.6) 1798  
Health insurance    
Yes 116 (7.1) 1638 16.58 (0.001)
No 111 (4.2) 2640  
Total respondents 231 (5.4) 4278