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Table 2 Sociodemographic, clinical characteristics of subjects and median scores of knowledge of glaucoma

From: Knowledge of glaucoma and associated factors among primary glaucoma patients in Kunming, China

Variable Frequency (Percent %) Median score
Gender
  Male 43 (46.24%) 5 (4~7)
  Female 50 (53.76%) 6 (4~7)
Age(years)
   ≥ 60 46 (49.46) 4 (3~6)
  40 to < 60 24 (25.81) 6 (5~7)
  18 to < 40 23 (24.73) 7 (5~7)
Ethnicity
  Han Chinese 80 (86.02%) 6 (4~7)
  Ethnic minorities 13 (13.98%) 5 (3.5~6.5)
Occupation
  Farmer 26 (27.96%) 4 (3~4.25)
  Worker 31 (33.33%) 5 (4~6)
  Skilled/Professionala 36 (38.71%) 7 (6~7)
Educational level
  Illiteracy and Primary school 31 (33.33%) 4 (3~4)
  Middle school 18 (19.35%) 5.5 (4~7)
  High school 18 (19.35%) 6 (5.75~7)
  College and above 26 (27.96% 7 (6~7)
Income (Yuan /month)
   < 1000 34 (36.56%) 4 (3~4.25)
  1000 to 3000 42 (45.16%) 6 (5~7)
   > 3000 17 (18.28%) 7 (6~7)
Duration of glaucoma(years)
   < 1 38 (40.86%) 4 (3~6)
  1 to 5 37 (39.78%) 6 (4~7)
   > 5 18 (19.35%) 7 (5.75~7)
Family history of glaucoma
  No 78 (83.87%) 5.5 (4~7)
  Yes 15 (16.13%) 6 (5~7)
Surgical treatment
  No 36 (38.71%) 6 (4~7)
  Yes 57 (61.29%) 5 (3.5~6.5)
Medication treatment
  No 24 (25.81%) 4 (3~6)
  Yes 69 (74.19%) 6 (4~7)
Travel distance to hospital (km)
   < 100 53 (56.99%) 4 (3~6)
  100–300 22 (23.66%) 6 (4~7)
   > 300 18 (19.35%) 6 (4~7)
Type of glaucoma
  Primary angle-closure glaucoma 39 (41.94%) 4 (3~6)
  Primary open angle glaucoma/Juvenile open-angle glaucoma 54 (58.06%) 6 (4~7)
  1. aIncluding doctors, nurses, accountants, drivers, and teachers