Table 3: Prevalence of myopia defined as spherical equivalent of at least −0.5 D among examined boys and girls.

Age (years)Boys (%)Girls (%)
(95% CI)(95% CI)

6–9 (≥6 and <9)3.65 (2.35–5.38%)3.35 (2.11–5.03%)0.88
9–13 (≥9 and <13)5.71 (4.46–7.18%)8.30 (6.76–10.07%)0.015
13–16 (≥13 and <16)5.96 (4.23–8.12%)10.37 (8.08–13.05%)0.0050

95% CI: 95% confidence interval. Fisher’s exact test.