Table 4

Clinical characteristics of 16 752 Danish cataract surgery patients (65 years of age or older) compared with 325 324 patients from a similar US study5

Denmark (1985–7) USA (1984)
No of patients
(% of total sample)
No with endophthalmitis
(% of strata)
No of patients
(% of total sample)
No with endophthalmitis
(% of strata)
Total16 752  (100)52  (0.31)325 324  (100)440  (0.13)
Type of surgery:
 ICCE − IOL2 223  (13.3)12  (0.54)99 971  (30.7)170  (0.17)
 ICCE + IOL4 215  (25.2)16  (0.38)
 ECCE − IOL1 125  (6.7)8  (0.71)225 353  (69.3)270  (0.12)
 ECCE + IOL9 189  (54.8)16  (0.17)
Sex:
 Male5 570  (33.2)25  (0.45)103 140  (31.7)161  (0.16)
 Female11 182  (66.8)222 184  (68.3) 279  (0.12)
Age  (years):
 65–692 232  (13.3)5  (0.22)56 050  (17.2)83  (0.15)
 70–797 873  (47.0)23  (0.29)159 476  (49.1)211  (0.13)
 80–895 977  (35.7)16  (0.27)98 590  (30.3)128  (0.13)
 ≥90670  (4.0)8  (1.19)11 208  (3.4)18  (0.16)