Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2019, Page: 35-43
Discriminating Bangladeshi Adults by Non-communicable Diseases
Bhuiyan Dipan, Department of Emergency, IRIS Multi-Specialty Hospital, Kolkata, India
Bhuyan Keshab Chandra, Department of Statistics, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Received: Oct. 7, 2019;       Accepted: Oct. 28, 2019;       Published: Oct. 31, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.rs.20190403.11      View  62      Downloads  5
In medical science, non-communicable diseases are non-infectious and non-transmissible diseases which, mainly, depend on lifestyles and socioeconomic factors and these diseases kill more people annually in low and middle income countries. Bangladesh is now a middle income country and half of annual mortality and almost half of the burden of diseases in Bangladesh are for NCDs. In this paper, attempt was made to identify the factors responsible for different types of NCDs among Bangladeshi adults. For the purpose, 808 adults were investigated and observed that 49.6 percent of them were suffering from one or more of the NCDs and 27.7 percent were exclusively suffering from diabetes. But percentage of diabetic adults was 40.7 as another 13.0 percent were suffering from multiple diseases including diabetes. A big group of (42.9%) diabetic patients were overweight and obese and 45.3 percent were physically inactive and they were involved in sedentary activities. The important factors which discriminated adults of different diseases were age, marital status, body mass index, occupation, smoking habit, utilization of time, habit of taking restaurant and can food. This fact was detected by discriminant analysis.
Prevalence of NCDs, Socioeconomic Factors, Risk Ratio, Discriminant Analysis
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Bhuiyan Dipan, Bhuyan Keshab Chandra, Discriminating Bangladeshi Adults by Non-communicable Diseases, Rehabilitation Science. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2019, pp. 35-43. doi: 10.11648/j.rs.20190403.11
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