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The prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity in Bangladeshi adults: data from a national survey
(© 2017 Public Library of Science, 2017-05-05)
Background: Over the two last decades Bangladesh, a low-income country, has experienced a rapid demographic and epidemiological transition. The population has increased substantially with rapid urbanization and changing ...
Exploring the status of retail private drug shops in Bangladesh and action points for developing an accredited drug shop model: a facility based cross-sectional study
(© 2017 BioMed Central Ltd., 2017-07-11)
Background: The private retail drug shops market in Bangladesh is largely unregulated and unaccountable, giving rise to irrational use of drugs and high Out-of-pocket expenditure on health. These shops are served by ...
Socio-demographic characteristics and tobacco use among the adults in urban slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh
(© 2017 BioMed Central Ltd., 2017-05-05)
Background: Use of tobacco has become one of the major causes of premature deaths in most developing countries, including Bangladesh. The poorest and most disadvantaged populations, such as those living in slums, are ...
Overweight and obesity among children and adolescents in Bangladesh: a systematic review and meta-analysis
(© 2017 Elsevier B.V., 2017-01-01)
Objectives The increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity among children (0–12 years) and adolescents (13–19 years) has emerged as a major public health threat in Bangladesh. Unfortunately, there is a serious paucity ...
Socio-economic inequality of chronic non-communicable diseases in Bangladesh
(© 2016 Public Library of Science, 2016-11)
Introduction Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a major public health challenge, and undermine social and economic development in much of the developing world, including Bangladesh. Epidemiologic evidence on the ...