The Interaction Effects of the Factors Influencing Knowledge and Consciousness of the Infectious Diseases: Bangladeshi Population

Behzad Noor, J. A. M. S. Rahman, Mir Abdullah Shahneaz, Rashadur Rahman, Shafiqul Alam


In this study tabular system of data along with the linear probability models were used to predict the condition of infectious diseases and to identify the impact of influential factors that affect knowledge and consciousness about infectious diseases of the studied population (Here two most important infectious diseases are considered as HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B) level of the people. It can be mentioned that with 10% increase in the respondent’s educational attainment, the consciousness level could also be increased by 1.26%. However, 10% increase in the habit of watching TV can increase the consciousness about HIV/AIDS by 1.26% which is same as the probability of the increment of educational attainment. In the case of the consciousness about Hepatitis B1 (HB1) virus it can be seen that the with the habit of taking protected drinking water as well as with the higher educational enrollment the consciousness level about HB1 is enhanced. It can be mentioned that with 10% increase in the respondent’s habit of taking protected water, the habit of taking HB1 vaccine could also be increased by 1.36%.  However, with 10% increment in the educational attainment can also be able to increase the probability of taking HB1 vaccine which is effective protection measurement in terms of keeping oneself free from HB1 by 0.97%.

Keywords: Hepatitis B1, HIV/AIDS, Linear Probability Model (LPM).

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