• Md. Imran Hossain Economics Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh
  • Nishad Nasrin Economics Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh
  • Sk. Faijan Bin Halim Economics Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh
  • Sazia Ahmed Economics Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh



Parents’ awareness; child; physical health; mental health; Khulna city


Parents’ awareness regarding child health has a significant influence on physical and psychological issues. This study aims to explore the implication of parents’ behavior and attitude on the mental and physical health status of secondary education level children. A total of 130 respondents (either father or mother) is selected using the snowball sampling technique from Khulna City Corporation (KCC), Bangladesh. This study has applied Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Ordinary Least Square (OLS) techniques for analyzing data. Results reveal that household structure (joint or nuclear) have significant implications in shaping the physical and mental health
status of children. A poor level of parental awareness and care may lead children into depression and impede their mental growth. However, regression results postulate that parents’ awareness and spending more time with children is significantly related to the physical and mental fitness of their children which in turn keeps them on the right track. This study has predominantly explored to what extent parents' awareness matters for improving child physical and mental health status. Thus, parents’ awareness regarding child healthcare issues is indispensable.


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