Since the BDHS
data belong to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Bangladesh Government, a written permission was taken from all respondents in the study before starting the interview.
This study examined the factors affecting Bangladeshi women's intention to stop childbearing using the nationally representative 2007 BDHS
Again, the same results were obtained using BDHS
and DOLS methods, but to save space, they were not reported here.
Individual weights provided in the BDHS
data were used for descriptive statistics in this study.
Data from the 2004 BDHS
reveals that a high proportion of women received no antenatal care at all (44%).
Similarly, results of analysis of data from the BDHS
2004 showed that children aged 0-59 months in the poorest 20% of households were more than three times as likely to be stunted as children from the wealthiest 20% of households (odds ratio=3.
Although the Sirajganj study areas were phased out in the early 1990s, data from the 1999 BDHS
indicated persistent differences between Khulna division (where Jessore is located) and Rajshahi division (where Sirajganj is located), with the Khulna area characterized by higher contraceptive prevalence and lower fertility rates than Rajshahi division (28).
Significant urban-rural and divisional differences were also observed from the BDHS
Data from the BDHS
2004 is in the public domain and was obtained through Measure DHS (10).
reports, and the electronic data-bank developed by Partners in Health and Development (PHD), was also reviewed and interpreted.
2004 is the fourth survey of this type in Bangladesh.
Some respondents in the BDHS
suggested fencing of ponds, while the common response in Matlab was to attach a bell to the child's body so that the mother could hear the movement of the child (31).