This paper focuses on comparing the impact of settlement size/residential sectors (urban and rural) on birth registration coverage in Gombe state. It thus, assesses the levels of spatial accessibility and efficiency of the vital registration centres to the people of Gombe State in different locations in six sampled Local Government Areas (LGAs). Reconnaissance survey of the study area was undertaken and a questionnaire/interview schedule was administered to 1560 respondents. In-depth interviews were also conducted at the vital registration centres, LGA headquarters, emirs and chiefs’ palaces. The data obtained were discussed and presented using simple descriptive statistical techniques like percentages, tables and charts. The results reveal that urban areas which are mostly the LGA headquarters lead in terms of birth registration coverage. Major problems encountered by the rural areas include inadequate knowledge on the importance of the registration/birth certificates and of registration centres which are inadequate and located on the large and dispersed settlements of the study area to cover large expanse of land. Thus, accessibility to the registration centres and lack of knowledge on the importance of birth certificate hinder effective registration in the rural areas of the state. It is therefore recommended that massive enlightenment campaigns be carried out to the door steps of the rural basket and marginalized areas and more registration centres be established so as to increase accessibility.
Keywords: Birth Registration Coverage, Registration Centre, Accessibility, Residential Sector, Urban, Rural.
Ananya, B., 1, A , 2, I & 3, B (2022). Comparative Analysis of the Impact of Settlement Size (Urban & Rural) on Vital Registration Coverage in Gombe State, Nigeria. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/comparative-analysis-of-the-impact-of-settlement-size-urban-rural-on-vital-registration-coverage-in-gombe-state-nigeria
Ananya, Benjamin, et. al. "Comparative Analysis of the Impact of Settlement Size (Urban & Rural) on Vital Registration Coverage in Gombe State, Nigeria" Afribary. Afribary, 09 Mar. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/comparative-analysis-of-the-impact-of-settlement-size-urban-rural-on-vital-registration-coverage-in-gombe-state-nigeria. Accessed 03 Jul. 2022.
Ananya, Benjamin, Adam 1 , I.Y.A. 2 and B.J. 3 . "Comparative Analysis of the Impact of Settlement Size (Urban & Rural) on Vital Registration Coverage in Gombe State, Nigeria". Afribary, Afribary, 09 Mar. 2022. Web. 03 Jul. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/comparative-analysis-of-the-impact-of-settlement-size-urban-rural-on-vital-registration-coverage-in-gombe-state-nigeria >.
Ananya, Benjamin, Adam 1 , I.Y.A. 2 and B.J. 3 . "Comparative Analysis of the Impact of Settlement Size (Urban & Rural) on Vital Registration Coverage in Gombe State, Nigeria" Afribary (2022). Accessed July 03, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/comparative-analysis-of-the-impact-of-settlement-size-urban-rural-on-vital-registration-coverage-in-gombe-state-nigeria