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Article Number - EF0AB0C656


Vol.1(1), pp. 014-021 , October 2009

ISSN: 2141-2316



Full Length Research Paper

Determinants of knowledge and awareness about AIDS: Urban-rural differentials in Bangladesh


Mosiur Rahman




Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh


Email: swaponru_2000@yahoo.com






 Accepted: 22 August 2009  Published: 31 October 2009

Copyright © 2009 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


This study utilized data from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2004 to identify the determinants of knowledge about AIDS for women of urban and rural areas of Bangladesh, bi-variate and multivariate logistic regression methods were employed in analyzing data. This study found that a wider gap exists between urban and rural areas regarding knowledge about AIDS, where every 8 out of 10 urban women know about AIDS but almost half of the rural women still do not know about AIDS. Mass media play a major role for growing awareness about AIDS in both of these areas. In the urban area 61.6 percent women knew at least one correct way to avoid AIDS but rural women are in miserable condition because the corresponding figure for rural women was only 31.3% that means 37.7 and 67.7% among urban and rural women respectively still did not know how to avoid AIDS. Binary logistic regression method shows that education, occupation, ever use of contraception, currently using condom, permission to go to hospital/health center, mass media exposure, region of residence and wealth index significantly influence the knowledge about AIDS among rural women, whereas, in the urban areas except occupation and currently using condom all these remaining variables appear as the significant predictors of knowledge about AIDS.

 

Key words: AIDS, mass media, Bangladesh, logistic regression analysis.


APA (2009). Determinants of knowledge and awareness about AIDS: Urban-rural differentials in Bangladesh. Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology, 1(1), 014-021.
Chicago Mosiur Rahman. "Determinants of knowledge and awareness about AIDS: Urban-rural differentials in Bangladesh." Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology 1, no. 1 (2009): 014-021.
MLA Mosiur Rahman. "Determinants of knowledge and awareness about AIDS: Urban-rural differentials in Bangladesh." Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology 1.1 (2009): 014-021.
   
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