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Table 2 Ocular or eye exam characteristics by income status of the country of the participant

From: Eye care utilization by older adults in low, middle, and high income countries

Variable Overall
%*
N = 35,839
LIC
%*
N = 11,020
LMIC
%*
N = 12,157
UMIC
%*
N = 10,057
HIC
%*
N = 2,605
Wears glasses or contacts 47% 27% 62% 64% 83%
When was your last eye exam      
   Within last 12 months 18% 10% 24% 22% 37%
   1-2 years ago 16% 9% 21% 20% 27%
   3-4 years ago 9% 5% 11% 12% 13%
   5 years ago 3% 3% 4% 3% 3%
   More than 5 years ago 16% 12% 20% 17% 15%
   Never 38% 61% 20% 26% 5%
Diabetics      
   Eye exam in last 12 months 32% 18% 37% 36% 43%
   Never had an eye exam 19% 38% 11% 14% 2%
  1. LIC = low income countries (Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Lao, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Senegal, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe)
  2. LMIC = lower middle income countries (Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Georgia, Guatemala, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Namibia, Paraguay, Philippines, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tunisia, Ukraine)
  3. UMIC = upper middle income countries (Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Slovakia, Uruguay)
  4. HIC = high income countries (Slovenia, Spain, United Arab Emirates)
  5. *Data are weighted to account for the survey design except for 3 countries (Guatemala, Zambia, and Slovenia) which did not include survey design data