Rafia Akter[1]


COVID-19 has become a global pandemic as well as deadly disease. COVID-19 pandemic has brought vulnerability to the people especially among urban poor in Bangladesh. Lack of knowledge and awareness regarding COVID-19 has occurred miserable condition. The study explores the socio-demographic background of urban poor, the level of knowledge and the Awareness regarding risk-factors associated with COVID-19 among urban poor. This cross-sectional study was conducted in urban slum during the period from July, 2020 to July 30, 2020. Structured interview schedule executed in urban slum for collecting data among 269 respondents. The study was carried out in Kamrangichar slum of Dhaka city in Bangladesh. For investigating significant association between variables and analysis knowledge regarding among slum dwellers, frequency, chi-square and multinomial logistic regression has performed. According to survey, 67.3% of examined respondents heard about COVID-19, in verse, 13.0% of respondents have never heard about COVID-19. Unfortunately, only 38.7% respondents have heard about quarantine. Similarly, same result found knowledge regarding social distancing. For building knowledge and awareness regarding risk factors, respondents preferred local announcement more than radio television. Respondents also suggested for help of local health workers for creating awareness. They also stated that government active participation can prevent spreading disease from urban slums of Bangladesh

Keyword: Knowledge, Risk-factors, Awareness, Urban poor,

[1] Faculty of Science and HUM. Department of Military Institute of Science and Technology; Bangladesh

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Cite this article:
Akter Rafia. KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS REGARDING RISK-FACTORS ASSOCIATE WITH COVID-19 AMONG URBAN POOR IN BANGLADESH 149. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.14:151-166,

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