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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of study patients attending the glaucoma clinic, Menelik II Referral Hospital

From: Level of adherence to ocular hypotensive agents and its determinant factors among glaucoma patients in Menelik II Referral Hospital, Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent
Age
 18–40 22 6.1
 41–60 149 41.5
 61–80 181 50.4
  ≥ 81 7 1.9
Sex (n = 358)
 Male 247 69.0
 Female 111 31.0
Educational level (n = 358)
 Illiterate or non-formal education 109 30.4
 Elementary school (grade 1–8) 120 33.5
 High School (grade 9–12) 73 20.4
 Diploma and/or above 56 15.6
Place of residence (n = 358)
 Rural 36 10.1
 Urban 322 89.9
Occupation
 Housewife 29 8.1
 Farmer 23 6.4
 Retired 115 32.0
Employee (paid work) 79 22.0
 Self-employed (merchant) 34 9.5
 Other(s) (student, unemployed, prisoner) 79 22.0
Types of glaucoma (n = 341)
 Pseudoexfoliative glaucoma 138 40.5
 Primary open angle glaucoma 93 27.3
 Primary angle closure glaucoma 48 14.1
 Other(s) (normal tension glaucoma, secondary glaucoma, ocular hypertension, juvenile glaucoma) 62 18.2
Severity of glaucoma (n = 270)
 Early glaucoma 32 11.9
 Moderate glaucoma 173 64.1
 Advanced glaucoma 65 24.1