COVID-19 Health Warnings among Low Socio-Economic People: A Cross-sectional Study in Bangladesh

Authors

  • Md. Tuhin Mia
  • Mohammad Mahbub Alam Talukder
  • Md. Ismael
  • Mohammad Ala Uddin

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v13i1.17342

Keywords:

Knowledge, Awareness, Practice, COVID-19, Health Warnings, Bangladesh.

Abstract

The present world is passing a great pandemic where Bangladesh facing an unavoidable challenge to
cope up with COVID-19. The government and other health organizations haveannounced somehealth
warnings to prevent COVID-19 and make people aware. The study aims to explore the health warnings
status (knowledge and practicesof health warnings) among low socio-economic people in Bangladesh.
This cross-sectional study was conducted with 400 participants (low socio-economic people) by using
the purposive sampling and semi-structured questionnaire survey over six months. This study illustrates
that 60% of respondents noticed they and their family members are very aware and knowledgeable
about COVID-19where 36.5% are conscious to make their family aware about corona virus. About 32%
of respondents use mask when they go to outside during corona period where 25% use hand sanitizer.
It is found that there is a significant association between occupation, age and perception on people’s
awareness about COVID-19 at 1% level of significance where (p<0.002), (p<0.001) respectively.
Along with, educational qualification is also significantly associated at 10% level of significance where
(p<0.08).Most of the respondents have moderate level of knowledge and awareness about COVID-19
health warnings.

Author Biographies

Md. Tuhin Mia

Graduate Student, Institute of Social Welfare and Research, University of Dhaka

Mohammad Mahbub Alam Talukder

Professor, Accident Research Institute (ARI), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Md. Ismael

GraduateStudent,Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka

Mohammad Ala Uddin

GraduateStudent,Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka

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Published

2021-10-20

How to Cite

Md. Tuhin Mia, Mohammad Mahbub Alam Talukder, Md. Ismael, & Mohammad Ala Uddin. (2021). COVID-19 Health Warnings among Low Socio-Economic People: A Cross-sectional Study in Bangladesh. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 13(1), 173–181. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v13i1.17342