Drowning of Under 18 Children in Bangladesh: Analysis of Risk Factors Using MICS 2006 Data

  • Farzana Chowdhury Department of Business Administration, Northern University Bangladesh, Dhaka-1209
  • Jahida Gulshan Institute of Statistical Research and Training, Dhaka University, Dhaka-1000
Keywords: Drowning, risk factor, Chi-square test of association, logistic regression model, odds ratio

Abstract

In Bangladesh, drowning is the single leading cause of death among children aged 1 to 17 years. With a view of measuring the drowning of under 18 children in Bangladesh, this paper attempts to analyze different factors responsible for drowning by using the MICS 2006 data. Bivariate analysis is employed to examine the factors related to drowning and logistic regression model is used to determine the contribution of different significant factors to drowning. This study found that divisions, residing in flood prone area or riverbank and wealth index have significant association with drowning. Children residing in flood prone area and riverbank have greater risk of drowning as compared to their counterparts.

Dhaka Univ. J. Sci. 64(1): 21-24, 2016 (January)

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Farzana Chowdhury, Department of Business Administration, Northern University Bangladesh, Dhaka-1209


Published
2016-06-28
How to Cite
Chowdhury, F., & Gulshan, J. (2016). Drowning of Under 18 Children in Bangladesh: Analysis of Risk Factors Using MICS 2006 Data. Dhaka University Journal of Science, 64(1), 21-24. https://doi.org/10.3329/dujs.v64i1.28519
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