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Determinants of Childhood Survival in South-Western Nigeria

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Year:
2015
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Childhood, Diseases, Education Maternal-Health, Morbidity
Authors:
  • Fadeyi, Adebayo O.
Journal:
IJIRES
Volume:
2
Number:
4
Pages:
279-283
Month:
July
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Abstract:
This research study examined the forms of household environmental characteristics in Southwestern Nigeria; it examined the association between household sanitation facilities and prevalence of childhood diseases. The study made used of secondary source of data collection. Secondary data for the study was extracted from Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS). The result shows that the prevalence of childhood diseases has varying degree of causes based on several casual-factors: environmental characteristics, sanitation facilities, age of child bearing mothers, level of educational attainment and economic status of the mothers. Poor environmental condition and low social-economic status are the staging barriers to child health in South-Western Nigeria. Therefore, the strongest thrust of the study is that seen women as the pivotal in the house-holds; they should be more empowered through better access to education and information on child and maternal health.

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