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Bangladesh - Barisal Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness 2013

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General Info
Geography 
Barisāl
Coverage type 
Subnational
Time period covered 
06/2013 - 10/2013
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Urban-rural representative
Summary 

The Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) is a rapid survey methodology developed at the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH). It is a population based survey of visual impairment and eye care services among people aged 50 years and over.

The Bangladesh - Barisal Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness 2013 covered the six regions in within the division of Barisal. A total of 2,498 subjects were interviewed and examined successfully. Data were collected through household interviews and visual examinations. Subjects with vision-impairing cataract were questioned on barriers keeping them from pursuing cataract surgery, and subjects that had undergone cataract surgery were asked about their operations.

Citation
Primary investigator 
Mohammed Muhit
Suggested citation 
CSF Global (Bangladesh), International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH). Bangladesh - Barisal Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness 2013.