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Table 1 Sections of the Surgeons OverSeas Assessment of Surgical Need (SOSAS)

From: Barriers to surgical care in Nepal

Section Section name Contents No of questions
Questions for head of household
 A Household information Village information 6
 B Living household members Gender and age of household members 1
 C Transportation means Time and costs for transport to health facility 15
 D Deceased household members Demographics and specifics of the deceased 11
Questions for randomly selected household members (two per household)
 E General information Demographic and socio-economic information 14
 F Face/head/neck Health problems and care received of indicated anatomical region 11
 G Chest/breast Health problems and care received of indicated anatomical region 10
 H Back Health problems and care received of indicated anatomical region 10
 I Abdomen Health problems and care received of indicated anatomical region 10
 J Groin/genitalia/buttocks Health problems and care received of indicated anatomical region 10
 K Extremities Health problems and care received of indicated anatomical region 12
 L Women’s health Information on reproduction and menstruation 22