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Table 3 Answers to questions and statements testing the knowledge related to chemical eye injuries

From: Population-level investigation of the knowledge of ocular chemical injuries and proper immediate action

 FrequencyPercent
Statement: chemical injury can cause ocular complications
 Agree78488.3
 Disagree141.6
 Don’t know9010.1
 Total888100.0
Question: what should be the first corrective action when a chemical injury occurs?
 Wash with plenty of water65573.8
 Wash with little of water424.7
 Cover the eye50.6
 Go to emergency department16418.5
 Pharmacy and eye drops111.2
 Other111.2
 Total888100.0
Statement: alkaline injuries are more dangerous than acidic injuries
 Agree49155.3
 Disagree14015.8
 Don’t know25728.9
 Total888100.0
Statement: locate and remove particles in the eye in case of chemical injury
 Agree55262.2
 Disagree15317.2
 Don’t know18320.6
 Total888100.0
Statement: when injured with acidic material, wash with alkaline solution
 Agree758.4
 Disagree35339.8
 Don’t know46051.8
 Total888100.0
Statement: when injured with alkaline material, wash with acid solution
 Agree606.8
 Disagree40445.5
 Don’t know42447.7
 Total888100.0