Table 2

 Sociodemographic characteristics of participants

Cataract (n = 420)Glaucoma (n = 120)DR/AMD* (n = 120)Normal (n = 120)
*Diabetic retinopathy/age related macular degeneration.
†Based on Govt of India census definitions.
Age >6062%58%45%44%
Female52%48%50%50%
Education:
    Illiterate66%13%17%29%
    Primary/secondary33%62%62%46%
    College1%25%21%25%
Caste†:
    Forward caste28%55%46%41%
    Backward caste47%37%40%47%
    Scheduled caste21%7%8%10%
Visual acuity: better eye
    <6/60–3/6021%3%15%Not applicable
    <3/6042%7%19%
Duration of eye problem
    3 months–1 year70%37%61%Not applicable
    1–2 years18%23%18%
    >2 years12%40%21%