Table 1

Occupations of 434 patients with corneal ulceration in south India

OccupationNumberPercentage
Agricultural worker/farmer24556.4
House wife/domestic5212.0
Labourer 4510.4
Tradesman/profession 358.1
Student/child296.7
Unemployed/unknown286.4
Total434100.0
  • An individual, either male or female, who does heavy manual labour, lifting, loading, and carrying of materials usually balanced on the head.

  • Middle class workers such as mechanics, stone masons, electricians, carpenters, pipe fitters, welders, and fishermen. This category also includes professions such as teachers, police, office workers, factory workers, drivers, and merchants.