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Table 1 The number, age, standard deviation and range of patients accessing the Primary Eyecare Acute Referral Service (PEARS) and the Wales Eye Health Examination (WEHE) service

From: Demographics, referral patterns and management of patients accessing the Welsh Eye Care Service

PEARS and WEHE
  Number (n) Mean (median) age in years ± Standard deviation (years) Range (years) Interquartile range (years)
Total 2302 57 (61) 20 2 – 100 29
Female 1379 58.6 (61) 19.8 2 – 97 29
Male 923 56.1 (61) 20.4 3 – 100 31
P value 0.08
WEHE only
Total 511 60.5 (63) 17.9 10–95 11.5
Female 283 61.3 (63) 18.2 10–95 24
Male 228 59.6 (62) 17.5 13–93 22.3
P value 0.28
PEARS only
Total 1791 56 (60) 20.5 2–100 30
Female 1096 56.7 (60) 20 2–97 29
Male 695 55 (61) 21.2 3–100 34
P value 0.09