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Table 1 The prevalence of ocular events and it’s relationship with pattern of safety eye goggle use

From: Work-related ocular events among Nigerian dental surgeons

Ocular events
  None Foreign body Splash Both × 2 P-value  
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)    
Characteristics        
Age (years)      10.62 0.014  
≤30 27 (34.2) 34 (43.0) 7 (8.9) 11 (13.9)    
>30 14 (20.3) 22 (31.9) 11 (15.9) 22 (31.9)    
Gender      4.24 0.237  
Male 21 (24.1) 31 (35.6) 14 (16.1) 21 (24.1)    
Female 20 (32.8) 25 (41.0) 4 (6.6) 12 (19.7)    
Years of practice      8.76 0.033  
≤5 33 (30.0) 45 (40.9) 14 (12.7) 18 (16.4)    
>5 8 (21.1) 11 (28.9) 4 (10.5) 15 (39.5)    
Medicated glasses      0.11 0.991  
Yes 13 (27.7) 17 (36.2) 6 (12.8) 11 (23.4)    
No 28 (27.7) 39 (38.6) 12 (11.9) 22 (21.8)    
Average number treated patients per day      0.77 0.858  
≥3 24 (28.2) 34 (40.0) 10 (11.8) 17 (20.0)    
>3 17 (27.0) 22 (34.9) 8 (12.7) 16 (25.4)    
Receipt of hepatitis-B vaccination      2.50 0.475  
Yes 30(25.9) 43 (37.1) 14 (12.1) 29 (25.0)    
No 11 (34.4) 13 (40.6) 4 (12.5) 4 (12.5)    
Total 56 (38.4) 18 (12.2) 33 (22.3) 41 (27.7)    
Safety eye goggle use        
Never 10 (17.9) 4 (22.2) 8 (24.2) 10 (24.4) 32 (21.3) 23.65 0.023
Rarely 18 (32.1) 3 (16.7) 12 (36.4) 4 (9.8) 37 (25.0)   
Occasionally 10 (17.9) 6 (33.3) 1 (3.0) 12 (29.3) 29 (19.6)   
Sometimes 16 (28.6) 2 (11.1) 11 (33.3) 10 (24.4) 39 (26.4)   
Always 2 (3.6) 3 (16.7) 1 (3.0) 5 (12.2) 11 (7.4)   
Total 56 (100.0) 18 (100.0) 33 (100.0) 41 (100.0) 148 (100.0)   
  1. Both = Foreign body & Splash.
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