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Percentage of children with eye problem

Statistics
Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
% 19.00 19.40 17.10 17.70 17.50 18.10 18.00 18.70
Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
% 19.80 21.20 20.80 21.70 12.50 12.50
Operational Definitions
The percentage of P1 students who failed the visual acuity test in the annual assessment in Student Health Service Centres of the Department of Health. Children with visual acuity test result of either eye greater than 0.3 using the LogMAR chart (equivalent to 6/12 or below on the Snellen Chart) are classified as “failed” in the test. Children who are already wearing spectacles are tested with spectacles.
Footnote
All figures are collected from Department of Health.
As the CSP was first implemented in the academic year of 1982/83, figures for 1981/82 or the years before are not available.
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