Table 2

Profile of study subjects (n=190)

Major trichiasisMinor trichiasis
(n=135)(n=55)
*Significant difference in proportion (p<0.05).
Female sex100 (74%)44 (80%)
Western Division69 (51%)36 (65%)
Gambian citizens122 (91%)53 (96%)
Mandinka ethnic group*109 (81%)32 (58%)
Muslim religion131 (97%)49 (89%)
Attended Koranic school30 (22%)9 (16%)
Attended Western school4 (3%)5 (9%)
Bilateral trichiasis*119 (88%)25 (45%)
(84 bilateral major + 35 minor in 2nd eye)