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Bangladesh - Satkhira District Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness 2005

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General Info
Geography 
Khulna
Coverage type 
Subnational
Time period covered 
11/2005 - 12/2005
Data type
Survey:
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
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 - Satkhira District Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness 2005 covered the districts of Satkhira in the state of Khulna. 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. A total of 5,295 subjects were successfully interviewed and examined.

Citation
Primary investigator 
Mohammed Muhit
Publisher 
Suggested citation 
CSF Global (Bangladesh), International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH). Bangladesh - Satkhira District Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness 2005. Grootebroek, Netherlands: RAAB Repository.