Table 3

Treatment practices with epilation

PerceptionFrequency out of 190 (%)
Epilate161 (85%)
Weekly or more frequently68 (36%)
By:
    Self54 (28%)
    Friend or family member98 (52%)
    Health worker9 (5%)
Using:
    Locally made forceps89 (47%)
    Fingers54 (28%)
    Sharp blade7 (4%)
    Hot ash as adjunct42 (22%)
Other treatments:
    Traditional eye medicine40 (21%)