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Table 1 Socio-demographic details of the study population

From: Exploring the quality of life issues in people with retinal diseases: a qualitative study

Variable Hereditary retinal diseases n = 32 Acquired retinal diseases n = 47
Age (years, n (%))
 > 55 19(59) 44(94)
 Median age, IQR 57, 44 to 69 73, 65 to 78
 Range 28 to 81 34 to 90
Median age of onset of disease, IQR (years) 18, 12 to 31 70, 62 to 75
Duration of the disease (years), n (%)
 Less than 5 years 3(9) 31(66)
 5 to 10 years 1(3) 14(30)
 More than 10 years 28(88) 2(4)
Gender, n (%)
 Female 20(63) 29(62)
Main language spoken, n (%)
 English 29(91) 42(89)
 Other 3(9) 5(11)
Marital status, n (%)
 Married 19(59) 15(32)
 De facto/ divorced/separated/widowed 8(25) 27(57)
 Never married 5(16) 5(11)
Education level, n (%)
 Secondary or less 10(31) 34(72)
 TAFE/university degree 22(69) 13(28)
Employment status, n (%)
 Working 20 (63) 5(11)
Visual acuity (worse eye), n (%)
 Better than 6/18 3(9) 21(44)
 6/18 to 6/60 17(53) 20(43)
 Less than 6/60 11(34) 6(13)
Laterality, n (%)
 Bilateral 32(100) 6(13)
Ocular comorbidity, n (%)
 Yes 12(38) 16(34)
Medical comorbidity, n (%)
 Yes 16(50) 28(60)
  1. Percentage of some variables may not be equal to 100% due to missing data