Table 1

Baseline characteristics in PHWs

CharacteristicsN%
Demographic
Sex
 Male1833
 Female3667
Age
 20–30 years2852
 31–40 years1426
 41–50 years611
 51–60 years47
 Unknown24
Work
Clinical grade
 Assistant medical officer59
 Clinical officer1019
 Registered nurse713
 Enrolled nurse3056
 Medical attendants24
Years worked
 Less than a year24
 1–5 years3259
 5–10 years815
 More than 10 years1019
 Unknown24
Eye-related experience
Previous training in eye care
 Yes36
 No5093
 Unknown12
Frequency eye problems seen
 Once a week or more4074
 Approximately once a month815
 Less than once a month59
 Unknown12
Most common eye problems
 Conjunctivitis/red eye in older children3565
 Conjunctivitis in infants2139
 Injuries or foreign bodies1019
 Corneal ulcer24
 Other24
Referral
 Once a week or more59
 About once a month1528
 Less than once a month3259
 Unknown24
  • PHWs, primary healthcare workers.