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Table 3 VISION 2020 target performance according to presence of cataract surgeon cadre in 2011

From: Trends and implications for achieving VISION 2020 human resources for eye health targets in 16 countries of sub-Saharan Africa by the year 2020

  Countries with ≤1 CS (n = 7) Countries with >1 CS (n = 14) P-value
Surgeons per million population
Regional ratio 3.2 1.1 0.0014
Country mean 3.8 2.7  
Country median 3.3 1.9  
Cataract surgery rate
Regional ratio 654 419 <0.0001
Country mean 854 561  
Country median 738 504  
Surgeries per surgeon
Regional ratio 174 186 0.4594
Country mean 243 230  
Country median 252 244  
  1. CS, cataract surgeon. P-values in bold indicate a difference in proportions (risk ratios) significant at the 5% level.