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Title:
AN ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACTS OF TEMPERATURE ON DIARRHEAL DISEASE IN BANGLADESH

Authors:
Ehsanur Rauf Prince


Volume - 2 Issue - 11, Pages - 5040-5049

Abstract:
This paper analyses the impacts of temperature on diarrheal disease in Bangladesh using district wise monthly average temperature and diarrhea (affected) data from Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), Bangladesh Economic Review and World Food Programme (WFP) (1998- 2010). Generalized Least Square (GLS) has been used as estimation method to see whether temperature has any impact on the number of diarrhea patients in Bangladesh. Result of the study has showed that temperature has significant impact on the magnitude of diarrheal patients in Bangladesh. This paper has also calculated the change in the number of diarrheal patients due to increase in average monthly temperature. It has been found that if average monthly temperature in Bangladesh increases by 1 degree Celsius then diarrhea patient increases by 5 percent. Using results of the study, precautions and steps can be taken to minimize diarrhea affected patients due to change in average monthly temperature.

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[Prince, Ehsanur Rauf. "AN ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACTS OF TEMPERATURE ON DIARRHEAL DISEASE IN BANGLADESH." International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 2, no. 11, 2017, pp. 5040-5049. November.]

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