20120427 Impact of Maternal and Household on Child Impairment in Bangladesh

20120427 The Impact of Maternal and Household Characteristics on Childhood Impairments and Disabilities in Bangladesh

The objective of this study was to examine the risk factors associated with impairments and disabilities
in children in Bangladesh. 
A two-stage methodology for identifying children with disabilities was employed in the Kishoreganj district of Bangladesh in 2001-2002. Ordered and generalized logit regressions were used to examine the correlation of childhood impairment and disability with a number of potential risk factors.
The results concluded that consanguinity and poverty are major factors associated with impairments, but maternal education might be an important tool towards limiting the probability of those impairments progressing to disabilities. Evidence also suggests that the causes of severe disabilities are significantly different from those causing mild disabilities.