Table 3

Characteristics of non-users and users of hearing aids and wheelchairs
Characteristic Non-users Users p-value
Respondents with hearing impairment N = 149 N = 136
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Age (years) 30.4 ± 11.6 26.5 ± 13.3 0.010
Economic situation (1–4) 1.58 ± 0.71 2.00 ± 0.91 <0.001
Listening capacity (1–5) 1.89 ± 0.69 2.03 ± 0.68 0.078
Ambulatory capacity (1–5) 4.28 ± 1.06 4.28 ± 1.11 0.770
Duration of use (years) - 5.7 ± 4.2 -
n (%) n (%)
Sex (Man) 83 (55.7) 85 (62.5) 0.296
Place of living (Village) 126 (84.6) 88 (64.7) <0.001
Respondents with ambulatory impairment N = 149 N = 149
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Age (years) 32.1 ± 12.4 31.8 ± 13.1 0.853
Economic situation (1–4) 1.52 ± 0.65 1.70 ± 0.78 0.057
Listening capacity (1–5) 4.62 ± 0.91 4.64 ± 0.96 0.596
Ambulatory capacity (1–5) 2.07 ± 0.76 2.00 ± 0.71 0.501
Duration of use (years) - 4.5 ± 3.7 -
n (%) n (%)
Sex (Man) 95 (63.8) 110 (73.8) 0.080
Place of living (Village) 119 (79.9) 106 (71.1) 0.106

SD = Standard deviation.

Borg et al.

Borg et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2012 12:18   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-12-18

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