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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants by fallers and non-fallers (N = 382)

From: Impact of blindness due to cataract in elderly fallers: findings from a cross-sectional study in Andhra Pradesh, South India

S no Characteristics Category Fallers (n = 70) Non-fallers (n = 312) p value
1 Gender Male 29 (41.4) 151 (48.4)  
Female 41 (58.6) 161 (51.6) 0.354
2 Age (years)   64.9 ± 5.7 63.7 ± 7.2 0.141
3 Education Illiterate 39 (55.7) 148 (47.6)  
School 26 (37.1) 143 (45.9)  
College 5 (7.1) 20 (6.4) 0.403
4 Socioeconomic statusa Lower and extreme lower 68 (98.6) 280 (90.6)  
Middle and upper 1 (1.4) 29 (9.4) 0.025
5 Occupation Working (agriculture labor/daily wage laborer/clerk/watchman/own business/plumber/vegetable seller) 49 (70.0) 195 (62.5)  
Retired/housemaker/non-working 21 (30) 117 (37.5) 0.272
6 Systemic illness Yes 28 (40.0) 83 (26.6)  
No 42 (60.0) 229 (73.4) 0.029
7 Vision statusb <6/6 to 6/18 11 (15.9) 72 (23.3)  
<6/18 to 6/60 28 (40.6) 146 (47.2)  
<6/60 to 3/60 23 (33.3) 84 (27.2)  
<3/60 7 (10.1) 7 (2.3) 0.007
8 Eye operated Unilateral 38 (54.3) 217 (69.6)  
Bilateral 31 (44.3) 93 (29.8) 0.023
  1. aData on socioeconomic status was not available for 4 participants
  2. bData was not available on 4 patients