Journal of Ophthalmology / 2018 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Public Awareness regarding the Differences between Ophthalmologists and Optometrists among Saudi Adults Living in Riyadh: A Quantitative Study

Table 3

Factors associated with participants’ satisfactory knowledgic knowledge about the difference between ophthalmologists and optometrists of the adult respondents of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2018 () (univariate analysis).

VariableValueSatisfactory knowledge >50%ORLower 95% CIUpper 95% CI

%
GenderMale22731.30.260.6120.9410.7611.164
Female27832.6
Age>2612624.419.95<0.0011.7221.3592.182
<2637935.7
EducationHigher education26626.340.35<0.0012.0261.6302.518
Lower education23942.0
EmploymentEmployed/retired19026.517.98<0.0011.6031.2921.990
Student/unemployed31536.6
Health insuranceNo35132.500.3490.5550.9270.7381.165
Yes15430.86
Marital statusMarried19826.7916.751<0.0011.5741.2691.951
Single30736.55
Wearing contact lensNo34634.467.484<0.050.7270.5810.910
Yes15927.65
Wearing spectaclesNo25941.8444.753<0.0010.4790.3860.594
Yes24625.62
Visited optometristNo16941.7323.186<0.0010.5600.4430.708
Yes33628.62

OR: odds ratio; statistically significant.

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