Prevalence and health care–seeking behavior for childhood diarrheal disease in Bangladesh

Abdur Razzaque Sarker, Marufa Sultana, Rashidul Alam Mahumud, Nurnabi Sheikh, Robert Van Der Meer, Alec Morton

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In Bangladesh, the burden of diarrheal diseases is significant among children <5 years old. The objective of this study is to capture the prevalence of and health care–seeking behavior for childhood diarrheal diseases (CDDs) and to identify the factors associated with CDDs at a population level in Bangladesh. We use a logistic regression approach to model careseeking based on individual characteristics. The overall diarrhea prevalence among children <5 years old was found to be 5.71%. Some factors found to significantly influence the health care–seeking pattern were age and sex of the children, nutritional score, age and education of mothers, wealth index, and access to electronic media. The health care service could be improved through working in partnership with public facilities, private health care practitioners, and community-based organizations, so that all strata of the population get equitable access in cases of childhood diarrhoea.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
JournalGlobal Pediatric Health
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2016

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Logistic Models
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Keywords

  • Bangladesh
  • care seeking
  • childhood diarrhea
  • incidence
  • prevalence

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Sarker, Abdur Razzaque ; Sultana, Marufa ; Mahumud, Rashidul Alam ; Sheikh, Nurnabi ; Van Der Meer, Robert ; Morton, Alec. / Prevalence and health care–seeking behavior for childhood diarrheal disease in Bangladesh. In: Global Pediatric Health. 2016 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 1-12.
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