Muhammad Ashique Haider Chowdhury

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OBJECTIVE To directly estimate how much smoking contributes to cause-specific mortality in Bangladesh. METHODS A case-control study was conducted with surveillance data from Matlab, a rural subdistrict. Cases (n = 2213) and controls (n = 261) were men aged 25 to 69 years who had died between 2003 and 2010 from smoking-related and non-smoking-related(More)
BACKGROUND Indoor air pollution (IAP) due to solid fuel use is a major risk factor of respiratory and cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. Rural Matlab in Bangladesh has been partly supplied with natural gas since the early 1990s, which offered a natural experiment to investigate the long-term impact of IAP on cardiopulmonary mortality. OBJECTIVE This(More)
BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes are an increasing pandemic globally and often remain undiagnosed long after onset in low-income settings. The objective of this study is to assess the determinants and prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes and pre-diabetes among adults in Bangladesh. METHODS In an exploratory study, we performed oral glucose(More)
BACKGROUND Non-communicable diseases are a threat to human health and economic development of low-income countries. Hypertension (HT) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are two major causes of deaths, worldwide. This study assesses the health status, health-care seeking, and health provider responses among patients with these conditions. (More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of awareness and advice to seek care on blood pressure (BP) control among patients with hypertension in Bangladesh. DESIGN Longitudinal study. SETTING The study was carried out in icddr,b surveillance sites at rural Matlab in Chandpur district and semi-urban Kamalapur in Dhaka, Bangladesh. PARTICIPANTS Randomly selected(More)
BACKGROUND The implications of rising obesity for cardiovascular health in middle-income countries has generated interest, in part because associations between obesity and cardiovascular health seem to vary across ethnic groups. OBJECTIVE We assessed general and central obesity in Africa, East Asia, South America, and South Asia. We further investigated(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of global mortality. Among the CVDs, acute vascular events (AVE) mainly ischemic heart diseases and stroke are the largest contributors. To achieve 25% reduction in preventable deaths from CVDs by 2025, health systems need to be equipped with extended service coverage in order to provide(More)
Correction The authors would like to apologise for not including Tracey P. Koehlmoos as an author on this work [1]. She was involved in the conception and design of the study and should have been included in the author list. This has now been corrected and the author list, authors' contribution and competing interests sections have been updated as below:(More)
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