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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of Iranian chemical warfare survivors with ophthalmologic injuries (n= 147)

From: Quality of life in chemical warfare survivors with ophthalmologic injuries: the first results form Iran Chemical Warfare Victims Health Assessment Study

  Number Percentage
Age   
<30 13 8.8
30–39 36 24.5
40–49 80 54.4
>50 18 12.3
Mean (SD) 44.8 (8.6)  
Marital status   
Married 144 98
Single 3 2
Education (years)   
0–8 42 28.6
9–12 63 42.9
> 12 42 28.6
Employment status   
Employed 37 25.2
Unemployed 110 71.4
History of hospitalization   
No 41 27.9
Yes 106 72.1
Extent of eye injury   
One eye 71 48.3
Two eyes 76 51.7
Frequency of chemical agent exposure   
1 exposure 98 66.3
>1 exposure 49 33.7
Mean time since exposure (SD) 21.6 (1.2)  
Age at exposure   
< 20 55 37.4
≥ 20 92 62.6
Mean (SD) 23.2 (8.4)  
Sport activities   
No 67 45.6
Yes 80 54.4
Other war related Injuries and psychological problems (n = 73)*   
Injury of extremities 42 57.3
Psychological problems 24 32.9
Head injuries 20 27.4
Face injuries 12 16.4
  1. * Some patients reported more than one war related injuries.