Households Socio-Economic Determinants of Childhood Diarrhoea Morbidity in Selected South Asian Countries


  • Sofia Anwar Professor and chairperson, Department of Economics, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Aisha Iftikhar MPhil Scholar, Department of Economics Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Aisha Asif PhD Scholar, Department of Economics, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Zahira Batool Associate Professor, Department of Sociology Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan



Diarrhoea Morbidity Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Pakistan Bangladesh Nepal


This study attempts to find out the association between the household
socioeconomic factors with childhood diarrhoea in Pakistan, Bangladesh
and Nepal. To estimate the determinants of diarrhoea, the study uses the
data derived from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) in three
Asian countries: Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal from 2011 to 2013. To
find out the diarrhoea morbidity among child under five, the child age,
child gender, mother’s education and working status, child immunization,
source of drinking water, type of toilet facility, washing hands behavior,
floor material, and economic status of household has been used as
independent variables. Binary logistic model is used to estimate the
probability of diarrhoea morbidity among children of selected countries in
this study. The results of binary logistic regression indicate that to reduce
diarrhoea morbidity, washing hands especially after using toilet and at
time of preparing food and eating food can play a major part. Mother’s
education and work status have significant impact on diarrhoea morbidity.
The study concludes that family size has a strong impact on childhood
diarrhoea morbidity. In small families, mothers have more time for child
care than large families. So the chances of diarrhoea incidence are less in
small families.


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How to Cite

Sofia Anwar, Aisha Iftikhar, Aisha Asif, & Zahira Batool. (2020). Households Socio-Economic Determinants of Childhood Diarrhoea Morbidity in Selected South Asian Countries. Review of Economics and Development Studies, 1(1), 33-44.