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Table 3 Assistance and burden for the care giver according to level of vision impairment

From: Prevalence and burden of self-reported blindness and low vision for individuals living in institutions: a nationwide survey

Need assistance Blind Low vision No visual problems P-Value
Self-washing 66.2% (2.65) 36.8% (0.79) 42.5% (Ref) <0.0001
Dressing 71.1% (3.39) 36.3% (0.79) 42.0% (Ref) <0.0001
Cutting food 52.0% (4.43) 18.8% (0.95) 19.7% (Ref) <0.0001
Help yourself to a drink 74.9% (10.68) 22.7% (0.99) 22.9% (Ref) <0.0001
Drinking and eating once food is ready 32.0% (3.92) 7.5% (0.67) 10.7% (Ref) <0.0001
Going alone to the restroom 53.5% (3.91) 17.6% (0.72) 22.8% (Ref) <0.0001
Getup from a bed 52.2% (2.87) 23.3% (0.80) 27.5% (Ref) <0.0001
Getup from a seat 41.8% (2.70) 16.4% (0.74) 21.0% (Ref) <0.0001
Mobility on one level 61.6% (7.09) 16.9% (0.90) 18.5% (Ref) <0.0001
Climbing steps 77.4% (7.19) 34.6% (1.11) 32.3% (Ref) <0.0001
Using a lift 81.8% (7.63) 35.1% (0.92) 37.1% (Ref) <0.0001
Walking outside 87.3% (7.02) 53.4% (1.17) 49.5% (Ref) <0.0001
Shopping 97.0% (11.35) 76.9% (1.16) 74.1% (Ref) <0.0001
  1. Adjusted according to the blind French population on age, number of handicaps and size. Odds-ratio within brackets adjusted on age and number of handicaps outside vision.