Table 2

 Prevalence of met need, unmet need and coverage of refractive error in the sample associated with gender, literacy, domicile, age, marital status and employment

VariablenRefractive errorPresbyopia
Met refractive error needUnmet refractive error needRefractive error correction coveragep Value*Met presbyopic needUnmet presbyopic needPresbyopia correction coveragep Value*
Values are n (%).
*Comparing coverage.
†Includes 340 widowers/widows, 23 single and 18 divorced.
Age (years)
    40–496027 (1.2)26 (4.3)21.20.59977 (12.8)185 (30.7)29.40.100
    50–593439 (2.6)40 (11.7)18.451 (14.9)134 (39.1)27.6
    60–692548 (3.1)46 (18.1)14.823 (9.1)79 (31.1)22.5
    ⩾702157 (3.3)54 (25.1)11.511 (5.1)59 (27.4)15.7
Gender
    Male72119 (2.6)84 (11.7)18.40.32998 (13.6)216 (30.0)31.20.005
    Female69312 (1.7)82 (11.8)12.864 (9.2)241 (34.8)21.0
Marital status
    Married103320 (1.9)101 (9.8)16.50.841133 (12.9)329 (31.8)28.80.011
    Not married†38111 (2.9)65 (17.1)14.529 (7.6)128 (33.6)18.5
Literacy
    Literate46327 (5.8)26 (5.6)50.9<0.001131 (28.3)115 (24.8)53.3<0.001
    Illiterate9514 (0.4)140 (14.7)2.831 (3.3)342 (36.0)8.3
Domicile
    Urban67124 (3.6)38 (5.7)38.7<0.001113 (16.8)225 (33.5)33.4<0.001
    Rural7437 (0.9)128 (17.2)5.249 (6.6)232 (31.2)17.4
Employment
    Unemployed72424 (3.3)72 (9.9)25.00.00184 (11.6)234 (32.3)26.4<0.001
    Farming4902 (0.4)81 (16.5)2.419 (3.9)172 (35.1)9.9
    Paid employee2005 (2.5)13 (6.5)27.859 (29.5)51 (25.5)53.6
Total141431 (2.2)166 (11.7)15.7162 (11.5)457 (32.3)26.2