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American Journal of Epidemiology and Infectious Disease. 2015, 3(3), 70-75
DOI: 10.12691/ajeid-3-3-4
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Factors Affecting Knowledge & Consciousness of Bangladeshi People about HSepatitis B1 (HB1): An Application of Linear Logistic Regression

Md. Behzad Noor1, and Rubaiyat Shaimom Chowdhury1

1Department of Business Administration, Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Pub. Date: July 27, 2015

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Md. Behzad Noor and Rubaiyat Shaimom Chowdhury. Factors Affecting Knowledge & Consciousness of Bangladeshi People about HSepatitis B1 (HB1): An Application of Linear Logistic Regression. American Journal of Epidemiology and Infectious Disease. 2015; 3(3):70-75. doi: 10.12691/ajeid-3-3-4

Abstract

This study introduces to identify the effects of various explanatory variables to the knowledge and consciousness about the Hepatitis B1 (HB1) applying one of the popular statistical analysis called Logistic Regression. More specifically, here the dependent variable for the logistic regression model has been considered as “HB1 Vaccination”, that is, the respondents who are more accustomed to take HB1 vaccination is regarded as the more conscious people in connection of keeping themselves away from getting infected by HB1 virus. Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS, 2007) has been used as the main sources of data. It has been reflected that the respondents who watch TV are 3.695 times more conscious than that of the respondents who don’t watch TV. Respondents with high economic status are more aware than those of the respondents who have the less economical status. The respondents who get the protected drinking water are 1.6 times more likely to get the vaccination of HB1 than that of the reference category. Evidence shows that literate respondents are 2.69 times more aware in terms of getting HB1 vaccination than that of those illiterate respondents. So, the access to TV with having the higher economic status along with the strong educational background ensures the profound knowledge and consciousness about the pandemic.

Keywords:
hepatitis B hepatitis B1 linear logistic regression model

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