Table 4

Cataract surgical coverage in the four regions of Papua New Guinea

Visual acuityNational Capital DistrictHighlandsCoastalIslandsPapua New Guinea (weighted average)
Male (%)Female (%)Male (%)Female (%)Male (%)Female (%)Male (%)Female (%)Male (%)Female (%)Total (%)
Cataract surgical coverage (individuals in the sample population—based on presenting visual acuity)
<3/6050.042.930.511.5*42.434.081.060.044.029.637.4
<6/6038.133.325.09.2*38.528.678.346.739.223.932.3
<6/1827.818.218.56.5*23.514.859.537.027.715.522.2
  • 2 - p<0.05.