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Table 5 Devices dedicated to blindness

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

  Blind Low vision No visual problems P-Value
Devices (purchased- Unmet Need) 64.8% – 1.5% 48.5% – 1.0% 38.9% – 0.6% <0.0001
Stick 5.6% 18.0% 12.7% <0.0001
White stick 11.5% 2.0% 0.0% <0.0001
Walking aids 1.2% 7.0% 6.2% <0.0001
Wheel chair 36.5% 19.7% 20.3% <0.0001
Dog 0.2% 0.2% 0% 0.98
Optical assistance 0.2% – 3.1% 8.6% – 8.5% 0.5% – 0.8% <0.0001
Computer interface 0.3% – 3.4% 0.1% – 0.4% 0% – 0% <0.0001
Software adapted for blindness 1.0% – 4.5% 0.1% – 1.0% 0% – 0% <0.0001
Tape recorder 2.0% – 1.6% 0.3% – 1.1% 0% – 0% <0.0001
  1. Adjusted according to the blind French population on age, number of handicaps. First figure : purchased devices; Second figure : unmet needs.