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Table 3 Factors associated with self-reported cataract in older adults in Ghana, SAGE Wave 1

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

Characteristic Odds ratio   95% Confidence interval P-value
Lower Upper
Sex     
Male ---    
Female 1.364 0.77 2.42 0.287
Location     
Urban ---    
Rural .926 0.59 1.44 0.733
Age group     
50-59 years ---    
60-69 years 7.781 4.42 13.68 0.001
70 years and above 2.530 1.55 4.13 0.001
Educational level     
Primary completed or less ---    
Secondary or higher 1.371 0.88 2.14 0.164
Marital status     
Never married ---    
Living with partner (currently married     
and cohabiting) 0.190 0.02 1.76 0.143
Living without partner (separated/divorced and widowed) 0.467 0.10 2.19 0.334
Income status     
Low income level (Q1 and Q2) ---    
Middle income level (Q3) 2.502 0.55 11.41 0.236
Higher income level (Q4 and Q5) 0.639 0.42 0.98 0.042
Self-reported Stroke     
No ---    
Yes 1.124 0.38 2.00 0.754
Self-reported Diabetes     
Yes ---    
No 1.169 0.52 2.61 0.703
Self-reported hypertension     
Yes ---    
No 0.394 0.25 0.63 0.001
Lifetime Tobacco use     
Ever ---    
Never 1.187 0.68 2.06 0.543
Lifetime alcohol     
Ever     
Never 0.879 0.55 1.40 0.587
Level of subjective well being/life satisfaction
Satisfied ---    
Indifferent .381 .046 3.14 0.370
Dissatisfied .328 .040 2.70 0.299