This report contains findings from a population census carried out in 8 of the 19 unions of Chakaria, a remote rural upazila in the south-eastern coastal area of Bangladesh. ICDDR,B has been engaged in health activities in 6 of these 8 unions since 1994 through a community-initiated primary healthcare project. The major components of ICDDR,B activities included health education on water and sanitation and diarrhoea, treatment of acute respiratory infection (ARI), reproductive and urinary tract infections, adolescent health, safe delivery practices, treatment of malaria and HIV/AIDS. In an attempt to make the ICDDR,B activities evidence-based, data on various aspects of people's lives were collected in Chakaria since the initiation of the project. One such activity was the socioeconomic census carried out during 1999-2000. This report is a compilation of findings from this census including information on household and population characteristics, and health and health practices.
Scientific Report No. 94, ISBN-984-551-276-3, 56 pp., Published by: ICDDR,B: GPO Box 128, Dhaka 1000, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh