Impacts of Individual Sanitation Awareness on Increasing the Work Ability: A Case of Varendra University, Bangladesh

Mohammad Abid Hasan


This study reveals the importance of maintaining proper sanitation among the Varendra University students to protect themselves from various contagious diseases such as staph caused by bacteria that leads painful fever, herpes caused by a virus that leads painful blisters, and ringworm caused by fungus which leads itchy, dry, and red circular patches those are spread from dusts, food elements, germs, infectious bacteria and virus, and even, bodily secretions. Maintaining good sanitation helps of feeling better self-esteem, conversely, it can make to feel less confident and unmotivated which impacts on workability. This study is based on primary data collected from students of nine departments of VU in 2018 with a self-administered questionnaire using a simple random sampling without replacement method. IBM version 17 has used to code the data. Frequency distributions, crosstables, multinomial logistic regression (MLR) model, statistical charts, and tests are also used to validate the assumptions. The study has found that the majority of the respondents follows 86.6% wash their hands always before having food, 69.5% use soaps always to wash hands, 93.9% wash hands always after using the toilet, 85.3% take a bath daily, 76.1% wear washed clothes always, and 82.6% go to the toilet with footwear. One hundred and twenty-four (32.6%) respondents have suffered from food poising, 104 (27.4%) from gastroenteritis, 80 (21.1%) from diarrhea, 16 (4.2%) from pneumonia, and 56 (14.7%) from skin infections in 2018. Hence, it is highly practical to nourish the habit of exercising proper individual health sanitation and can be a vast scope of further study.

Aus. & NewZe J. Soci Busi. Env. Sus. Vol 6(1), April 2020, P 7-22



Sanitation; Infectious Diseases; Awareness; Work Ability; Footwear; Gastroenteritis

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