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Table 4 Participants’ knowledge about cataract of adults in Yirgalem town at Sidama national regional state, Southern Ethiopia, 2020

From: Knowledge about cataract and associated factors among adults in Yirgalem town, Sidama National Regional State, southern Ethiopia, 2020: a community based cross sectional study design

Variables Responses
Yes n (%) No n (%)
Have you ever heard about cataract 506 (86.3) 80 (13.7)
Older age risk factor of cataract 392 (77.5) 150 (29.6)
Trauma risk factor of cataract 150 (29.6) 392 (77.5)
Prevention of risk factors is possible 335 (66.2) 171 (33.8)
Mechanism of prevention mentioned at least one 506 (56.3) 80 (13.7)
Symptoms of cataract 323 (63.8 183 (36.2)
Worst effect will occur unless treated cataract 314 (62.1) 192 (37.9)
Surgery is the best treatment option. 254 (50.2 252 (49.8)
Reversibility of vision after treatment is possible 299 (59.1) 207 (40.9)
Government hospitals provide treatment for cataract 260 (51.4) 246 (48.6)
It necessary to implant a lens in cataract surgery 351 (69.4) 155 (30.6)
Cataract surgery be done free of charge 212 (41.9) 294 (58.1)
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