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Lack of knowledge and misperceptions about thalassaemia among college students in Bangladesh: A community-level cross-sectional study

This study attempted to assess knowledge and perceptions about thalassaemia among college students in Bangladesh. A supervised cross-sectional survey was conducted on 1578 college students using a self-administered structured questionnaire. The …

Is Childhood Overweight/Obesity Perceived as a Health Problem by Mothers of Preschool Aged Children in Bangladesh? A Community Level Cross-Sectional Study

Childhood obesity is rapidly rising in many developing countries such as Bangladesh; however, the factors responsible for this increase are not well understood. Being the primary caregivers of children, particularly in developing countries, maternal …

Chikungunya outbreak (2017) in Bangladesh: Clinical profile, economic impact and quality of life during the acute phase of the disease

A major outbreak of chikungunya virus occurred in Dhaka, Bangladesh between May and September 2017. This study used data from 1,326 patients to investigate the clinical symptoms, quality of life, and economic aspects during the first two weeks of …

Managing autism spectrum disorder in developing countries by utilizing existing resources: A perspective from Bangladesh

We provide specific recommendations for addressing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in developing countries from the viewpoint of Bangladesh. Developing countries lack necessary healthcare facilities, skilled professionals and resources to deal with …

Pattern of hematological malignancies in adolescents and young adults in Bangladesh

The adolescent and young adult (AYA) age group (15–39 years) bears distinct characteristics in terms of cancer biology, long-term health and treatment-related complications and psychosocial aspects. The overall scenario of cancer including …

Thalassemias in South Asia: clinical lessons learnt from Bangladesh

Thalassemias are emerging as a global public health concern. Due to remarkable success in the reduction of childhood mortality by controlling infectious diseases in developing countries, thalassemias are likely to be a major public health concern in …

Multilevel multinomial logistic regression model for identifying factors associated with anemia in children 6-59 months in northeastern states of India

We examined the factors influencing the occurrence of childhood anemia in North-East India. A nationally representative systematic multistage stratified cross-sectional sample of singleton children aged 6 to 59 months from all states of India. Data …

Identifying the factors influencing institutional and non-institutional delivery practices in slums of Shillong city

An attempt has been made in this paper to determine the factors which resulted in preference for Institutional and Non-Institutional deliveries in slum areas of Shillong city. Cross-sectional study was conducted in slums of Shillong City. From a …

Association of TSH level with first trimester pregnancy loss in anti-TPO antibody negative women in Bangladesh

Objective: To test if TSH level above 2.1 mlU/L is associated with first trimester pregnancy loss in anti-TPO antibody negative women in Bangladesh. An unmatched case-control study was conducted in Bangladesh. Patients were recruited following …

Adaptation to climate change in coastal saline area of south-western region of Bangladesh

An adaptation research under Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) funded LACC-II project started at coastal saline area of Laudove, Dakope upzila in Khulna district of Bangladesh through on-farm research division of Bangladesh Agricultural …