Urban health dynamics and population variables: a case study of environmental sanitation of Maiduguri Metropolis of Nigeria

Document Type: Research paper

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University of Maiduguri, P.M.B 1069, Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria

Abstract

The provision of environmental sanitation is of great importance to the health status of the people. However, the success may severely depend on the effective access to information and education which are communicated to the public. The purpose of this study is to examine the degree of correlation of demographic factors and environmental sanitation education on an individual’s health status of residents in Maiduguri Metropolis, Borno state of Nigeria. To this aim, the survey design used for this study. The population was selected of all the residents in Maiduguri Metropolis, and 384 respondents were sampled in this study.  Descriptive statistics of mean, standard deviation, standard error, frequency count, and percentages were used to organize and describe demographic information while inferential statistics of multiple regressions were used to test the hypothesis at a significance level of 0.05. the results showed that demographic factors and environmental sanitation education correlate with the health status of the residents, in Maiduguri Metropolis in Nigeria.

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Urban health dynamics and population variables: a case study of environmental sanitation of Maiduguri Metropolis of Nigeria

Highlights

  • Provision of environmental sanitation is of great importance to the health status of the people.
  • Demographic factors and environmental sanitation education correlate with the health status of the residents in Maiduguri Metropolis in Nigeria.
  • Nigerians need urgent sanitation education on environmental sanitation.
  • Gender, economic status, level of education and environmental sanitation education does not significantly correlate with health status of residents.

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