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Table 1 Patient Characteristics

From: Development of the neurotrophic keratopathy questionnaire: qualitative research

CharacteristicTotal(N = 14)
Age (years)
 Mean (SD)65.7 (13.3)
 Median [Range]67.5 (42–82)
Gender, n (%)
 Male5 (35.7%)
 Female9 (64.3%)
Ethnicity, n (%)
 Not Hispanic or Latino14 (100.0%)
Racial Background, n (%)
 White12 (85.7%)
 Black or African American1 (7.1%)
 Othera1 (7.1%)
Current Living Situation, n (%)
 Living alone4 (28.6%)
 Living with a spouse, partner, family, or friends9 (64.3%)
 Otherb1 (7.1%)
Education Status, n (%)
 Secondary school2 (14.3%)
 Associate degree, technical or trade school1 (7.1%)
 Some college5 (35.7%)
 College degree2 (14.3%)
 Postgraduate degree4 (28.6%)
Employment Status, n (%)
 Full-time work4 (28.6%)
 Retired8 (57.1%)
 Disabled2 (14.3%)
Overall Severity of NK, n (%)
 Moderate5 (35.7%)
 Severe6 (42.9%)
 Very severe3 (21.4%)
Overall Health, n (%)
 Excellent0 (0%)
 Very good0 (0%)
 Good10 (71.4%)
 Fair3 (21.4%)
 Poor1 (7.1%)
NEI-VFQ-25, mean (SD) range 
 General Vision54.3 (25.3), 0.0–80.0
  1. aOther race includes: ‘White and Middle eastern’ (n = 1)
  2. bOther living situation includes: ‘Long term skilled nursing care facility’ (n = 1)
  3. Abbreviations: NEI-VFQ-25 National Eye Institute-Visual Functioning Questionaire-25, NK Neurotrophic keratopathy, SD Standard deviation