Table 1

Comparison of the characteristics of the two groups

Patients with CCYAC patientsPearson χ2 P values
Number of inpatients with CC2421515
Male:female1.56:11.18:18.250.005*
Guangdong Province (%)69.4367.770.550.460
Rural area (%)31.6040.4013.370.001*
Unilateral CC inpatients (%)33.7527.577.360.007*
Age at surgery (years)3.73±4.6828.88±8.83<0.001†
Cataract extraction with IOL implantation (%)65.5197.48211.25<0.001*
Other ocular abnormalities (%)17.4729.7140.32<0.001*
  • *Pearson’s χ2 test, with p<0.05 regarded as statistically significant.

  • †Independent sample t-test, with p<0.05 regarded as statistically significant.

  • CC, childhood cataract; IOL, intraocular lens; YAC, young adult cataract.