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Table 2 Distribution of predisposing factors according to occupation, sex, and residence

From: Bacterial and fungal causes of infectious keratitis among patients attending Research Institute of Ophthalmology

Predisposing factorsP valueUrbanRuralP valueFarmerOther jobsHousewivesP value
Ocular trauma with non organic objects06< 0.05240.367150< 0.05
Ocular trauma with organic objects18< 0.0509< 0.05801< 0.05
Previous ocular surgery740.365650.7622270.103
Idiopathic460.527730.1571450.272
Diabetes mellitus630.317270.1143150.263
Contact lens200.157200.3670200.135
Topical steroids300.083030.2230210.367