Population profile and residential environment of an urban poor community in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Md Khalequzzaman, Chifa Chiang, Bilqis Amin Hoque, Sohel Reza Choudhury, Saika Nizam, Hiroshi Yatsuya, Akiko Matsuyama, Yoshihisa Hirakawa, Syed Shariful Islam, Hiroyasu Iso, Atsuko Aoyama

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Objectives: A population survey was conducted in an urban shantytown in Bangladesh, as a baseline study of future epidemiological studies. This paper aims to describe the findings of the study, including the population profile and residential environment of the urban poor. Methods: We conducted a complete count household survey in an urban poor community in Dhaka. Using a brief structured questionnaire in Bengali language, trained interviewers visited each household and asked questions such as: duration of residence; ownership of house, toilet and kitchen; water supply; number of family members; age, sex, education, occupation, tobacco use, and history of diseases of each family member. Results: We found that there were 8604 households and 34,170 people in the community. Average number of household members was 4.0. Most people had access to safe water, but only 16% lived in the house with a toilet. Based on the proxy indicators of household wealth levels, we identified that about 39% were relatively well-off, while the rest were very poor. Tobacco use was prevalent in men regardless of age and in women aged over 35 years. Prevalence of self-reported hypertension and diabetes was slightly higher in women than in men, although over 70% of the respondents didn't know if they had such diseases. Incidences of diarrhea in the last one month were relatively low. Conclusions: The study showed population profile and sanitation environment in an urban poor community by a complete count survey. We expect the study to serve as a baseline for future epidemiological studies.

元の言語English
ジャーナルEnvironmental Health and Preventive Medicine
22
発行部数1
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出版物ステータスPublished - 01-01-2017

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Bangladesh
Population
Tobacco Use
Epidemiologic Studies
Sanitation
Sex Education
Ownership
Water Supply
Proxy
Occupations
Diarrhea
Language
Surveys and Questionnaires
Interviews
Hypertension
Water
Incidence

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Khalequzzaman, Md ; Chiang, Chifa ; Hoque, Bilqis Amin ; Choudhury, Sohel Reza ; Nizam, Saika ; Yatsuya, Hiroshi ; Matsuyama, Akiko ; Hirakawa, Yoshihisa ; Islam, Syed Shariful ; Iso, Hiroyasu ; Aoyama, Atsuko. / Population profile and residential environment of an urban poor community in Dhaka, Bangladesh. :: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine. 2017 ; 巻 22, 番号 1.
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Population profile and residential environment of an urban poor community in Dhaka, Bangladesh. / Khalequzzaman, Md; Chiang, Chifa; Hoque, Bilqis Amin; Choudhury, Sohel Reza; Nizam, Saika; Yatsuya, Hiroshi; Matsuyama, Akiko; Hirakawa, Yoshihisa; Islam, Syed Shariful; Iso, Hiroyasu; Aoyama, Atsuko.

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