Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0103681
Title: Inequality in disability in Bangladesh
Authors: Tareque Md.I.
Begum S.
Saito Y. 
Keywords: adolescent
adult
age distribution
aged
article
Bangladesh
chi square test
child
controlled study
demography
disability
economic aspect
educational status
female
health care cost
health disparity
health survey
household
human
income
inequality
injury
logistic regression analysis
major clinical study
male
marriage
poverty
preschool child
prevalence
principal component analysis
probability
school child
sensitivity analysis
sex difference
social status
very elderly
wealth
disabled person
family size
middle aged
poverty
retrospective study
young adult
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Bangladesh
Child
Child, Preschool
Disabled Persons
Family Characteristics
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Poverty
Retrospective Studies
Young Adult
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Tareque Md.I., Begum S., Saito Y. (2014). Inequality in disability in Bangladesh. PLoS ONE 9 (7) : e103681. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0103681
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Objective: To investigate inequality in disability in Bangladesh. Methods: The study used both household level and individual level data from a large nationally representative data set, Bangladesh's Household Income and Expenditure Survey - 2010. Principal component analysis was used to construct a wealth index based on household assets from household level data. Then, using data from 49,809 individuals aged 5 years and over, chi-square tests and logistic regression were performed to test the association between wealth level and disability. Findings: Women and older people are significantly more likely to report having disabilities than men and younger people. For middle and rich families, respectively, there is a 14 percent lower likelihood of reporting disabilities than for poor families. Changes in the probability of having disabilities are linear with increasing wealth. In addition, the study identifies some significant factors affecting disability, namely, age, sex, education, marital status, and place of residence including divisional differences. Conclusion: In Bangladesh, worse health among the poor argues for policies prioritizing this group while at the same time giving special attention to women and the elderly. © 2014 Tareque et al.
Source Title: PLoS ONE
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/161395
ISSN: 1932-6203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103681
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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