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Kenya - Kwale Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness 2011

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General Info
Geography 
Kenya (KEN)
Kwale
Coverage type 
Subnational
Time period covered 
10/2011 - 11/2011
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • 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 Kenya - Kwale Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness 2011 collected data 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. Of the targeted sample size, 3,124 subjects were interviewed and examined successfully.

Citation
Primary investigator 
Mary Muturi
Publisher 
Suggested citation 
International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH). Kenya - Kwale Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness 2011. Grootebroek, Netherlands: RAAB Repository.