Md. Mizanur Rahman

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BACKGROUND Bangladesh has a high proportion of households incurring catastrophic health expenditure, and very limited risk sharing mechanisms. Identifying determinants of out-of-pocket (OOP) payments and catastrophic health expenditure may reveal opportunities to reduce costs and protect households from financial risk. OBJECTIVE This study investigates(More)
BACKGROUND Parity increases the risk for coronary heart disease; however, its association with metabolic syndrome among women in low-income countries is still unknown. OBJECTIVE This study investigates the association between parity or gravidity and metabolic syndrome in rural Bangladeshi women. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted in 1,219(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes in Bangladesh using national survey data and to identify risk factors. METHODS Sociodemographic and anthropometric data and data on blood pressure and blood glucose levels were obtained for 7541 adults aged 35 years or more from the biomarker sample of the 2011 Bangladesh Demographic and(More)
The Sundarbans (21º30′–22º30′ N and 89º00′–89º55′ E) is the largest mangrove forest in the world. Forests are very important for sequestering atmospheric carbon and mangroves are amongst the most efficient in carbon sequestration. This study presents the estimation of ecosystem carbon (above- and belowground) stock in the Sundarbans using a large scale data(More)
This research is part of a project aimed at verifying the potential of a specifically assessed wooded riparian zone in removing the excess of combined nitrogen from the Zero River so as to reduce nutrient inputs into the Venice Lagoon. Among the specific objectives of the project, there was the determination of change in the composition of the microbial(More)
The emergence of WIMAX has attracted significant interests from all fields of wireless communications including students, researchers, system engineers and operators. The WIMAX can also be considered to be the main technology in the implementation of other networks like wireless sensor networks. Developing an understanding of the WIMAX system can be(More)
Despite unplanned and haphazard expansion of shrimp cultivation that immensely affects on the coastal regions of Bangladesh, the exploration of its adverse effects has not received significant attention from the researcher community yet. There were few researches and studies in Bangladesh conducted to elicit the colossal effects of shrimp production at(More)
Non-motorized vehicles (i.e. rickshaws) and small size motorized vehicles (i.e. auto-rickshaws) are popular para-transit modes that provided door-to-door service in congested parts of Dhaka metropolitan area. Improper design of signal timing at signalized intersections is one of the reasons of traffic congestion in Dhaka metropolitan area. For capacity(More)
The evaluation of capacity at signalized intersections is an important component in the proper planning, design, operation, and management of urban road street network. A procedure for determining the saturation flow rates at signalized intersections is presented in this paper; the procedure differs substantially from the procedure as discussed in the(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the duration of breastfeeding and the sociodemographic factors affecting it. Data for the study were drawn from the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2004. In total 5,364 mothers were included in the study. The life table and Cox's proportional hazards model were employed for the analysis of(More)