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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the participants

From: Depression among attendants of the Sudanese National Association of the Blinds in Khartoum, Sudan

Variables (Frequency) Percentage (%)
Age group
 16–30 91 49.2
 31–45 67 36.2
 46 or more 27 14.6
Sex
 Male 156 84.3
 Female 29 15.7
Education
 Illiterate 3 1.6
 School graduate 94 50.8
 University graduate 88 47.6
Marital status
 Not married 114 61.6
 Married 71 38.4
Occupation
 Student 48 25.9
 Worker 86 46.5
 Unemployed 51 27.6
Onset of blindness
 Since birth 78 42.2
 During childhood 64 34.6
 During adulthood 43 23.2
Cause of blindness
 Congenital 78 42.2
 Glaucoma 26 14.1
 Traumatic 22 11.9
 Cataract 18 9.7
 Retinal detachment 15 8.1
 Measles 12 6.5
 Vitamin A deficiency 5 2.7
 Cerebral malaria 3 1.6
 Retinitis pigmentosa 2 1.1
 Meningitis 2 1.1
 SLE 1 0.5
 Bechet disease 1 0.5