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Table 5 Barriers to cataract surgery – bilateral PVA < 6/18 due to cataract, n (%), (each person can select one or two barriers)

From: Prevalence and causes of blindness, visual impairment among different ethnical minority groups in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, China

  Male Female Han Khazak Uygur Other Total
n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%)
Total 68 95 78 66 2 17 163
Need not felt 18 (26.5) 25 (26.3) 22 (28.2) 16 (24.2) 2 (100.0) 3 (17.7) 43 (26.4)
Fear 16 (23.5) 17 (17.9) 13 (16.7) 17 (25.8) 0 (0.0) 3 (17.7) 33 (20.3)
Cost 4 (5.9) 2 (2.1) 2 (2.6) 3 (4.6) 0 (0.0) 1 (5.9) 6 (3.7)
Treatment denied by provider 3 (4.4) 12 (12.6) 8 (10.3) 6 (9.1) 0 (0.0) 1 (5.9) 15 (9.2)
Unaware treatment is possible 36 (52.9) 44 (46.3) 42 (53.9) 26 (39.4) 1 (50.0) 11 (64.7) 80 (49.1)
Cannot access treatment 6 (8.8) 25 (26.2)* 13 (16.7) 17 (25.8) 0 (0.0) 1 (5.9) 31 (19.0)
Local reasons 7 (10.3) 9 (9.5) 2 (2.6) 13 (19.7)* 0 (0.0) 1 (5.9) 16 (9.8)
  1. *P < 0.01