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Title: Migration, health, and socioenvironmental safety net among children of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Authors: Neelima Afroz Molla
Ghaffar Ali
Kabirul Ahsan Mollah
Waranya Wongwit
Oleg Shipin
Pongrama Ramasoota
Husna Parvin Nur
Mahidol University
Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University
Asian Institute of Technology Thailand
Keywords: Environmental Science
Issue Date: 2-Nov-2017
Citation: Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health. Vol.72, No.6 (2017), 336-342
Abstract: © 2016 Taylor & Francis. This study quantifies the diarrhea burden among migrant children under age 5 (who have migrated due to environmental degradation) in Dhaka. We used a multifactor socioepidemiological as well as environmental approach with pretested questionnaires and observations. It was found that 52% of the children were affected by diarrhea. Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost was reduced manifold with the increase of mothers' behavioral determinants. Health losses were 1,718 fold with significant coefficient (β) in the migrant group. DALYs lost were significantly associated with socioenvironmental factors such as mother's illiteracy (β =.18; p <.001), no hand wash before eating (β =.08; p =.004), and no hand wash after defecation (β =.10; p <.001). This puts emphasis clearly on the awareness at household level, especially of mothers and children under age 5 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in formulating migration-related policies.
ISSN: 21544700
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2016-2017

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