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SOCIO-ECONOMIC DIFFERENCE IN ADULT MORTALITY AND HEALTH STATUS IN NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF KATSINA STATE

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 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 55 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis,abstract, table of content, references ::   66 people found this useful

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CHAPTER ONE

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY

Nigeria is a country with variation in socio-economic status among adults in Nigeria. The variation in socio-economic status could affect the health status and mortality rate among adults in Nigeria. The situation is not only limited to Nigeria but also other sub-saharan African countries.

        Many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have young populations, but due to changes in demographic trends and profiles, they are growing steadily with an increasing elderly adult population. Elderly adult mortality therefore becomes a concern for public health planners and policy makers. Meanwhile in Africa, there has been little and in some instances almost no attention paid to the welfare and health needs of the elderly in society (Robinson et al., 2006).

        The United Nations’ first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets elimination of extreme hunger and poverty by the year 2015. However, the latest updates on these MDGs show very poor progress in Sub-Saharan African countries (United Nations, 2008). This is worrying since quality of life and access to proper health care depends on the economic ability of people and especially the elderly adults. Predictions by the World Health Organization (WHO) show that by the year 2030, non-communicable diseases will be the major causes of mortality worldwide and this will occur mostly among adults in the low socio-economic status (WHO, 2002).

        This means that if African countries are to achieve the set MDG targets, there is the need for more efforts in addressing issues that will reduce or eliminate poverty. In Nigeria, although the government has designated the Republic Day as a National Day of the Elderly in recognition of the role they played in fighting for independence, little has been done in terms of policy to look at and improve the lives of the elderly. Furthermore, there is almost no mention of policies or strategies towards elderly adult health in the Ministry of Health’s publications.     

1.2 STATEMENT OF RESEARCH PROBLEM

The study on the socio-economic difference in adult mortality and health status in Nigeria was due to the rate of deaths among the elderly people in Nigeria. Take Katsina state for example; the rate of mortality rate among the elderly ones is on the high side as a result of poor health status. Secondly most elderly ones in Katsina State are retired or jobless and most of the younger generations are unemployed to take care of the elderly ones thus making their access to good health facilities a problem. Finally there have been studies on socio-economic status and mortality rate but not even a single study has been carried out on the socio-economic difference in adult mortality and health status in Nigeria

1.3 AIM AND OBJECTIVES OF STUDY

The main aim of the research work is determine the socio-economic difference in adult mortality and health status in Nigeria. Other specific objectives of the study are:

  1. to determine the relationship between the socio-economic status and health status of adults in Katsina State
  2. to determine the extent socio-economic difference among adults affects their access to health facilities
  3. to determine the difference in mortality rate as a result of socio-economic background among adults in Katsina State
  4. to proffer solution to the above stated problems

1.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS

The study came up with research questions so as to ascertain the above stated objectives of the study. The research questions for the study are:

  1. What is the relationship between the socio-economic status and health status of adults in Katsina State?
  2. To what extent does socio-economic difference among adults affects their access to health facilities?
  3. What is the difference in mortality rate as a result of socio-economic background among adults in Katsina State?

1.5 STATEMENT OF RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS

Hypothesis 1

H0: there is no difference in mortality rate as a result of socio-economic background among adults in Katsina State

H1: there is difference in mortality rate as a result of socio-economic background among adults in Katsina State

Hypothesis 2

H0: there is no significant relationship between the socio-economic status and health status of adults in Katsina State

H1: there is significant relationship between the socio-economic status and health status of adults in Katsina State

1.6 SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY

The study on the socio-economic difference in adult mortality and health status in Nigeria will be of immense benefit to the adult citizens in Nigeria, the government (local, state and federal) and other researchers that desire to carry out a similar research on the above topic as the findings of the study will educate the above population on adult mortality, the causes of adult mortality, the socio-economic difference among adults in Nigeria and the socio-economic difference in adult mortality and health status in Nigeria. Finally the study will contribute to the body of existing literature and knowledge in this field of study and provide a basis for further research

1.7 SCOPE OF STUDY

The study on the socio-economic difference in adult mortality and health status in Nigeria will be limited to the adults’ citizens in Nigeria. The study will cover on adult mortality, the causes of adult mortality, the socio-economic difference among adults in Nigeria and the socio-economic difference in adult mortality and health status in Nigeria

1.8 LIMITATION OF STUDY

Financial constraint- Insufficient fund tends to impede the efficiency of the researcher in sourcing for the relevant materials, literature or information and in the process of data collection (internet, questionnaire and interview).

Time constraint- The researcher will simultaneously engage in this study with other academic work. This consequently will cut down on the time devoted for the research work

1.9 DEFINITION OF TERMS

Adult Mortality: the state of being subject to death among adult as a result of socio-economic differences

W.H.O: world health organisation

S.E.S: socio-economic difference

 


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