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12:00 AM, April 18, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:44 AM, April 18, 2019

Visual loss more prevalent in women

Study says

Visual impairment is more prevalent among Bangladeshi women than men, found a study conducted by Sightsavers Bangladesh, says a press release.

Women are more vulnerable to non-visual disability, the study -- conducted under a project funded by UKAID -- also claims.

The findings are based on information of 7,079 Bangladeshi men and women from different parts of the country who visited hospitals and medical centres. Among these patients, 53 percent were women.

Researchers presented the findings through a workshop titled “Disability Data Disaggregation (DDD) Baseline Finding Sharing” at a hotel in Dhaka.

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