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Table 1 Table showing the demographic, welding and eye protective wearing characteristics of participants

From: Prevalence, pattern and factors associated with ocular disorders in small-scale welders in Katwe, Kampala

Variables Frequency(N = 344) Percentage (%)
Age
 13–25 72 21
 26–35 108 32
 36–45 84 24
  > 45 80 23
Mean(±SD) age of welders 36 (±11.90) years  
Gender
 Male 310 90
 Female 34 10
Educational level
 None 30 9
 Primary 133 39
 Secondary 157 46
 Tertiary 24 7
Duration of Welding
 6–10 91 27
  > 10 123 35
Mean(±SD) duration of welding 10.87 (±8.90) years  
History of ocular trauma
 Yes 228 66
 No 116 34
Agent causing injury
 Flying metal chips 179 79
 Flames 47 2
 Others 2 1
Injury happen while using protective eye wear
 Yes 32 14
 No 196 86
Type of protective eye wear used
 Filters 7 2
 Glasses 317 97
 Others 4 1
Spectacle correction
 Yes 12 3
 No 332 97
Do you use your Spectacle correction? During welding
 Yes 7 2
 No 337 98
Foreign body removal
 Yes 186 54
 No 158 46