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Table 1 Distribution of children’s responses for each item of the eye exercises of acupoints questionnaire

From: Eye exercises of acupoints: their impact on refractive error and visual symptoms in Chinese urban children

  Number (%)
Perform eye exercises of acupoints (in school)  
  No 14 (3.4)
  Yes 395 (96.6)
Purpose (in school)  
  Relieving ocular fatigue 260 (65.8)
  Required by teachers or parents 127 (32.2)
  Other reason 8 (2.0)
Times per day (in school)  
  < 2 56 (14.2)
  ≥ 2 339 (85.8)
Serious or not  
  No/moderate 216 (54.7)
  Yes 179 (45.3)
Serious times per week  
None 34 (8.6)
  < 3 78 (19.8)
  ≥ 5 283 (71.6)
Eye exercises of acupoints were taught by  
  Atlas/classmate 60 (15.2)
  Teacher/doctor/healthy counselor 335 (84.8)
Speed  
  Faster/slower than the broadcast & at will 60 (15.2)
  Following the broadcast 335 (84.8)
Acquaintance of eye exercises acupoints  
  No/moderate 237 (60.0)
  Yes 158 (40.0)
Perform additional eye exercises of acupoints (outside school)
  No 271 (68.6)
  Yes 124 (31.4)
Purpose (outside school)  
  Relieving ocular fatigue 98 (79.0)
  Required by teachers or parents 19 (15.3)
  Other reason 7 (5.7)
Times per day (outside school)  
  < 2 38 (30.6)
  ≥ 2 86 (69.4)