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Exploring the Relationships between the Health and Sanitation Practices in an Urban Based Upazila, Bangladesh

Corresponding Author : Towfiqul Islam Khan (khan-gee@sust.edu)

Authors : Towfiqul Islam Khan (khan-gee@sust.edu)

Keywords : sanitation system, health, disease, drainage systems

Abstract :

Health and sanitation are associated with each other whereas sanitation is a function of excreta management, wastewater management, solid waste management and drainage systems; where health means a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. This study attempts to discover the relationships between the health and sanitation practices in urban-based areas. The study was conducted on 200 respondents of Teghori-Kalagachi Mauza of Chuadanga Sadar Upazila, in the district of Chuadanga. Pearson’s Correlation analysis has been used to analyze primary and secondary data. The results of the study reveal that 70% of the respondents use ring slab toilet and 54.49% people use healthy water for drinking. It is further observed that more than 50% of respondents suffer from fever, 10.12% dysentery, 9.34% diarrhoea, 4.28% typhoid, and 5.83% from other diseases. Male respondents suffered more than their female counterparts. The study reveals that due to poor level of knowledge about sanitation and health practices,  people of the study area often suffered from various types of infectious diseases.  

Published on July 1st, 2021 in Vol 32, No 1, Social Sciences