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Table 1 Sample characteristics and incidence of surgery

From: Equal access, (Un)equal uptake: a longitudinal study of cataract surgery uptake in older people in England

  Baseline/totals Underwent cataract surgery
N Weighted % N Weighted %
Gender     
 Male 751 35.8 280 36.9
 Female 1,340 64.2 460 35.3
Age group     
 50-59 307 14.8 72 23.6
 60-69 689 30.8 227 33.5
 70-79 771 37.5 302 39.7
 80 and over 324 16.8 139 42.3
Ethnicity     
 Non-white 50 3.1 21 39.9
 White 2,041 96.9 719 35.7
Wealth quintile     
 Highest 441 19.8 168 38.5
 Fourth 390 18.0 122 31.0
 Middle 424 20.3 154 37.2
 Second 407 19.7 133 32.1
 Lowest 409 21.2 160 40.7
 Missing 20 1.0 3 16.2
Private health insurance     
 No 1,881 90.3 650 35.0
 Yes 210 9.7 90 43.5
Index of multiple deprivation     
 Least deprived 461 21.2 171 37.1
 Second 521 24.0 176 34.8
 Middle 439 21.1 152 34.6
 Fourth 372 18.5 128 35.7
 Most deprived 298 15.2 113 37.8
Self-reported vision     
 Excellent 209 9.7 69 32.8
 Very good 546 25.5 166 30.9
 Good 872 41.3 293 34.1
 Fair 344 17.1 151 43.8
 Poor or blind 120 6.4 61 50.6
Treatment recommended     
 No recommendation 386 18.30 49 13.1
 Recommended 368 18.10 237 64.4
 Not known 1,337 63.60 454 34.3