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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the children (N = 249)

From: Retrospective data on causes of childhood vision impairment in Eritrea

Baseline characteristics Number Percentage
Age (years) <5 84 33.7
5–9 62 24.9
≥10 103 41.4
Sex Male 151 60.6
Female 98 39.4
Year of presentation 2011 50 20.1
2012 57 22.9
2013 47 18.9
2014 45 18.1
2015 50 20.1
Zoba/region of origin Anseba 34 13.7
Maekel 84 33.7
North Red Sea 26 10.4
South Red Sea 17 6.8
Debub 50 20.1
Gash Barka 38 15.3