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Table 2 Participants’ characteristics

From: A qualitative study on barriers and enablers to uptake of diabetic retinopathy screening by people with diabetes in the Western Province of Sri Lanka

Variables Data
Gender Male n = 42 (48.3%)
Female n = 45 (51.7%)
Age (years) Mean 58.7 years
Range (26–79) years
Duration of diabetes (years) Mean 9.6 years
Range (1–28) years
Age at diagnosis of diabetes Mean 48.9 years
Range (20–70) years
Ethnic group Sinhalese n = 63 (72.4%)
Tamil n = 18 (20.7%)
Moors n = 5 (5.8%)
Other n = 1 (1.1%)
Main language Sinhala n = 61 (70.11%)
Tamil n = 26 (29.89%)
Level of education No school n = 7 (8.1%)
Primary n = 26 (30.2%)
Secondary n = 12 (13.9%)
GCE n = 39 (45.3%)
Degree and above n = 2 (2.3%)
Income (per month) LKR < 39,220 n = 31 (35.6%)
LKR (39,220–69,880) n = 28 (32.2%)
LKR > 69,880 n = 28 (32.2%)