Table 4

Nested case-control study sample characteristics in Cameroon, India and Malawi

CameroonIndiaMalawi
No disabilityDisabilityNo disabilityDisabilityNo disability* Disability
Sample size (individuals)274429337508200215
N (%)N (%)N (%)N (%)N (%)N (%)
Age group (years)
 5–1790 (33)114 (27)49 (15)67 (13)47 (22)
 18–4987 (32)87 (20)160 (48)177 (35)142 (71)54 (25)
 50+97 (35)228 (53)128 (38)264 (52)58 (29)113 (53)
Sex
 Male113 (41)179 (42)163 (48)236 (46)158 (79)101 (47)
 Female161 (59)250 (58)174 (52)272 (54)42 (21)113 (53)
SES quartile
 First quartile (poorest)64 (23)104 (24)67 (20)142 (28)29 (15)51 (24)
 Second quartile56 (21)117 (27)87 (26)120 (24)81 (41)79 (37)
 Third quartile61 (22)105 (24)94 (28)124 (24)43 (22)37 (17)
 Fourth quartile (richest)92 (34)103 (24)89 (26)121 (24)47 (24)46 (21)
Disability type*
 Hearing142 (33)189 (37)61 (29)
 Visual123 (29)176 (35)81 (48)
 Physical257 (58)296 (58)101 (47)
 Intellectual119 (28)38 (7)51 (24)
  • *Household head details.