Table 1

Screening questions pertaining to ethnicity and language/literacy.

What is/was your country of origin/ethnic origin?

□ Bangladesh □ Pakistan

□ Others (non-eligible) .........

Which part of Bangladesh/Pakistan are/were you originally from?

□ Sylhet □ Dhaka

□ Punjab □ Mirpur

□ Other...................

Can you speak in English?

Can you read and write in English ?

□ Yes □ No

□ Yes □ No

Can you speak in Bengali/Urdu?

Can you read and write in Bengali/Urdu?

□ Yes □ No

□ Yes □ No

What language/dialect do you usually use at home?

□ Bengali □ Sylheti

□ Urdu □ Mirpuri

□ Others..................

What language/dialect do you usually use to speak with other people (friends, other members of same community/different community)

□ Bengali □ Sylheti

□ Urdu □ Mirpuri

□ Other .................


Lloyd et al. BMC Health Services Research 2008 8:68   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-68

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