The MAL-ED cohort study in Mirpur, Bangladesh

Ahmed, Tahmeed, Mahfuz, Mustafa, Islam, Md Munirul, Mondal, Dinesh, Hossain, Md Iqbal, Ahmed, A. M. Shamsir, Tofail, Fahmida, Gaffar, S. M. Abdul, Haque, Rashidul, Guerrant, Richard L. and Petri, William A. (2014) The MAL-ED cohort study in Mirpur, Bangladesh. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 59 Supp 4: S280-S286. doi:10.1093/cid/ciu458

Author Ahmed, Tahmeed
Mahfuz, Mustafa
Islam, Md Munirul
Mondal, Dinesh
Hossain, Md Iqbal
Ahmed, A. M. Shamsir
Tofail, Fahmida
Gaffar, S. M. Abdul
Haque, Rashidul
Guerrant, Richard L.
Petri, William A.
Title The MAL-ED cohort study in Mirpur, Bangladesh
Journal name Clinical Infectious Diseases   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1537-6591
Publication date 2014-11-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/cid/ciu458
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 59
Issue Supp 4
Start page S280
End page S286
Total pages 7
Place of publication Cary, NC United States
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Subject 2726 Microbiology (medical)
2725 Infectious Diseases
Abstract The Etiology, Risk Factors and Interactions of Enteric Infections and Malnutrition and the Consequences for Child Health and Development (MAL-ED) study site in Bangladesh is located in the capital city of Dhaka in an urban slum that has one of the highest population densities in the world. The site is in the Bauniabadh area of Mirpur, Dhaka. A typical squatter settlement, the average family size of households in Mirpur Bauniabadh is 4.5, with 48% females. About 20% of households have a monthly income of only US$62. About 30% of mothers never attended school, and only 3% obtained secondary school education. The majority of the people are day laborers, garment workers, and transport workers. About 72% of caregivers always wash their hands after helping the child defecate and 6.6% never wash their hands. The diarrheal attack rate for Mirpur is 4.69 episodes per child per year. The study site is representative of a typical urban slum of Dhaka city in terms of demographics, socioeconomic status, and general health indicators.
Keyword Bangladesh
Birth cohort
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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