International Journal of
Genetics and Molecular Biology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Genet. Mol. Biol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9863
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJGMB
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 131

Full Length Research Paper

A questionnaire survey on infectious disease among hospital patients in Kushtia and Jhenaidah, Bangladesh

Abdur Razzak
Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 15 September 2011
  •  Published: 30 October 2011


A study on infectious disease is a qualitative study that used framework analysis to examine in-depth interviews among hospitalized patients. A pre-coded questionnaire was developed to obtain relevant information regarding socio-demographic status such as age, weight, family size, income per month, education, disease, health condition, dietary pattern, housing etc. The questionnaire was pre-tested before finalization. We visited hospitals, which are located in the Jhenaidah and Kushtia district in Bangladesh for the collection of data from the patient. We used statistical program for social science (SPSS) software for data analysis. During the recruitment period (from February to March, 2009), there were 540 individuals in the hospital studied both indoor and outdoor. Among them 364 were infectious disease patients. The subjects were randomly chosen. All participants were interviewed by using standard questionnaires that evaluated infectious disease. Among the infectious disease, 11.3% were pneumonia and 6.9% asthma. Among the gastrointestinal infections, 2.7% were diarrhea not otherwise specified and 2.7% jaundice. The frequency of patients being diagnosed with respiratory or gastrointestinal infections varied considerably among the hospitals. Other disease including infectious disease are mild, such as bleeding 1.4%, general cold 4.1%, diabetes 1.4%, dysentery, 5%, fever 4.4%, gastric 12.6%, heart disease 5.2%, injury 20.3%, kidney disease 1.4%, pain 4.9%, skin disease 2.5%, strock 1.9% and urinary problem 1.4%. We can also determine correlations between two variables, such asage and disease, income and disease, weight and disease, education and disease etc.From this study, it is concluded that the people of Kushtia and Jhenaidah suffering from some infectious disease such as asthma, pneumonia, diarrhea etc., suffer from heart disease, fever, jaundice and skin disease. We have found injury, delivery patients and also suicide patients (psychiatric). Data shows that there is not much difference in food habit among the patients. We have found in our study that the occurrence of disease is less frequent in male than the female. However, the prevalence of food and water born disease is grater among the patients of Kushtia and Jhenaidah in Bangladesh.


Key words: Systolic blood pressure (BP), waist to hip ratio (WHR), body mass index (BMI), temporomandibular disorder (TMD).