Trends And Determinants Of Knowledge And Awareness Of HIV/AIDS Among Married Women In Bangladesh: An Urban-Rural Comparison
School of Data Science and Analytics
The aim of this study was to examine the trends and determinants of knowledge and awareness of HIV/AIDS among women in urban and rural areas of Bangladesh. This study used data from the 2014 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS). A binary logistic regression model was employed to detect potential risk factors (covariates) associated the outcome variable. While women’s HIV/AIDS knowledge in rural areas has shown an increasing trend over the years in which the survey has been conducted, a narrow decline in HIV/AIDS knowledge was observed among women in urban areas in recent years. Education and mass media have played the major role in spreading knowledge about HIV/AIDS among women in both urban and rural areas. Since rural women’s HIV/AIDS knowledge score was relatively lower than that of urban women, awareness raising through mass media should focus especially on rural areas.
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