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Table 1 Main characteristics of patients

From: Subjective health expectations of patients with age-related macular degeneration treated with antiVEGF drugs

Variables Mean (SD)/N (%)
Males 46 (38)
Age, year 75.2 (7.9)
Highest educational level (n = 121)
 - Primary school 37 (31)
 - Secondary school 53 (44)
 - College (Bsc) 15 (12)
 - University (Msc) 16 (13)
Lives in the same household (n = 121)
 - Alone 43 (35)
 - With others 78 (64)
Residence (n = 121)
 - Capital (Budapest) 46 (38)
 - County town 16 (13)
 - Other town 39 (32)
 - Village 20 (17)
Employment statusa (n = 122)
 - Active, works in a payed job full time 2 (2)
 - Active, works in a payed job part time 0 (0)
 - Disability pensioner 2 (2)
 - Retired 119 (98)
 - Unemployed 0 (0)
Comorbidityb (n = 122)
 - Parkinson disease 1 (1)
 - Diabetes 21 (17)
 - Hypertension 82 (67)
 - Depression 12 (10)
Visual acuity (ETDRS 0–100)
 - Left eye 49.8 (27.0)
 - Right eye 42.6 (29.0)
 better eye (greater ETDRS score) 64.7 (15.4)
AREDS categories, left eye
 - AREDS 1 5 (4)
 - AREDS 2 1 (1)
 - AREDS 3 9 (8)
 - AREDS 4 98 (87)
AREDS categories, right eye
 - AREDS 1 8 (7)
 - AREDS 2 2 (2)
 - AREDS 3 2 (2)
 - AREDS 4 104 (89)
Both eyes in AREDS 4 84 (69)
  1. a1 retired patient was working
  2. bpatients could have more than one comorbidities