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ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING INFANT MORTALITY IN IBADAN NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF NIGERIA

Oluwatomipe, Adekola Paul and ALLEN, Abimbola Adebimpe and AKINTUNDE, Elijah Akinwumi (2014) ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING INFANT MORTALITY IN IBADAN NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF NIGERIA. African Journal of Social Sciences, 4 (4). pp. 53-67. ISSN 2045-8460

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Abstract

The Local government area (LGA) in Nigeria is the third level of governance and closest to the rural and mostly poor population, with relatively higher records of infant mortality than the urban population. objective of this study is to examine the effect of living and environmental condition on infant mortality in a typical LGA Nigeria, as a case study of the Ibadan North LGA from 2006 to 2010 and perceptions of the people were obtained from Focused Group Discussions (FGDs) with mothers of between 15 and 49 years at 6 purposively selected residential areas. Analysis of the demographic records shows that the local government, whose average total population was 306,795 as at 1431 infant deaths. The number of infant deat variance based on differences in certain housing/environmental characteristics of selected districts, especially sanitation and waste management concerns (r <0.05). The study indicates that inadequate toilet facilities and poor was were the bane of high infant mortality there. The that infant mortality can be reduced to the barest minimum if good toilet facilities are mandated for each household by the rele and good waste management approach is adopted

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infant Mortality,Public Utilities,Environmental Characteristics.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2016 11:39
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2016 11:39
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7075

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