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Bangladesh - Narail and Jamalpur Districts Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness 2010

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General Info
Geography 
Dhaka, Khulna
Coverage type 
Subnational
Time period covered 
01/2010 - 02/2010
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • 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 - Narail and Jamalpur Districts Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness 2010 covered the districts of Narail and Jamalpur in the Khulna and Dhaka states, respectively. 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. 2,390 subjects in Narail and 2,978 subjects in Jamalpur were successfully interviewed and examined.

Citation
Primary investigator 
Mohammed Muhit
Suggested citation 
CSF Global (Bangladesh), International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH). Bangladesh - Narail and Jamalpur Districts Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness 2010.