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Table 1 Distribution of socio-demographic characteristics of cases and controls

From: Years of sunlight exposure and cataract: a case-control study in a Mediterranean population

  Cases Controls
Variables n % n %
All 343 100.0 334 100.0
Gender:     
   Male 149 43.4 133 39.8
   Female 193 56.3 201 60.2
   Unknown 1 0.3 0 0.0
Age group (years ):     
   55–59 40 11.7 40 12.0
   60–64 82 23.9 84 25.1
   65–69 106 30.9 98 29.3
   70–74 114 33.2 112 33.6
   Unknown 1 0.3 0 0.0
Marital status:     
   Single 21 6.1 13 3.9
   Married/in couple 252 73.5 253 75.8
   Widowed 63 18.4 63 18.8
   Divorced 7 2.0 5 1.5
   Unknown 0 0 0 0
Occupational situation:     
   Full/part time employed 18 5.2 19 5.7
   Unemployed 12 3.5 11 3.3
   Housewife 168 49.0 174 52.1
   Retired/others 143 41.7 130 38.9
   Unknown 2 0.6 0 0.0
Education     
   Illiterate 80 23.4 52 15.6
   Incomplete or complete primary school 213 62.0 204 61.1
   Secondary/junior high school 40 11.7 55 16.4
   Senior high school and University 10 2.9 23 6.9