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Table 3 Previous medical history and clinical comorbidity characteristics of the study participants at DMRH eye clinic; March 2020 (N = 312)

From: Magnitude of visual impairment and associated factors among patients attending ophthalmic clinics of Debre Markos referral hospital, north West Ethiopia

Previous history and comorbidity Category Frequency Percentage (%)
Family history of vision problem Yes 75 24.0
No 237 76.0
Previous ophthalmic clinic visit Yes 210 67.3
No 102 32.7
Hypertension /HTN/ Yes 37 11.9
No 275 88.1
Anti-hypertensive medication Yes 26 70.3
No 11 29.7
Diabetic mellitus/DM/ Yes 10 3.2
No 302 96.8
Anti-Diabetic medication Yes 9 90
No 1 10
Tuberculosis Yes 26 8.3
No 286 91.7
Tuberculosis treatment Yes 26 100.0
HIV/AIDS Yes 8 2.6
No 304 97.4
HAART Yes 8 100.0
History of ocular trauma Yes 63 20.2
No 249 79.8
History of vision problem Yes 86 27.6
No 226 72.4
Other chronic diseases (CHD, Asthma,
CKD, Cancer)
Yes 14 4.5
No 298 95.5
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