Research Papers/Topics in Demography

The Performance Of Reproductive Health Education Among Female Adolescents: A Case Of Chamwino District, Dodoma Region

ABSTRACT This study entitled as ―The Performance of Reproductive Health Education Among Female Adolescents‖ which conducted in Chamwino District, in the four selected villages namely; Nzari, Mahamha, Mvumi Makulu and Mvumi Mission. Data were collected using questionnaire, Focus Group Discussion and Interviews. Ninety six respondents and thirteen key respondents were involved in the study. Information for quantitative data was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) s...

Male Involvement In Family Planning And Its Impact On The Reproductive Health In Chamwino District, Tanzania

ABSTRACT  This study was examining the factors influencing male involving in family planning services and its impact on reproductive health in Chamwino District. It was guided by three specific objectives which were: to examine knowledge, attitudes and practices of males on family planning and its impact on reproductive health in Chamwino District, to examine factors affecting males involving in family planning and to examine the extent of male‟s involvement and participation in female fam...

Factors Influencing High Fertility In Kondoa District

ABSTRACT The study, on the assessment of the factors influencing high fertility was carried out in Kondoa District, in four villages namely Pahi, Salare, Haubi and Mafai. Data were collected by using questionnaires surveys, focus group discussions and interviews. A total of 100 respondents were involved in the study. The information obtained, was then analyzed by using SPSS and qualitative information as well analyzed by using content analysis. The study findings indicate that, majority of r...

Assessment Of The Status Of Maternal Mortality In Meatu District

ABSTRACT This study assessed the status of maternal mortality in Meatu District in Mwasengela, Ng‟hanga and Mwabulutagu villages. The specific objectives of the study were to assess the magnitude of maternal mortality due to child birth; to assess how household economic status affects maternal deaths and to suggest intervention measures to be undertaken to mitigate maternal deaths. Data were collected through interviews, questionnaires and documentation. The data collected were arranged in...

Ethnic Differencials In Fertility Behaviour In Nigeria

ABSTRACT Many scholars in Nigeria have examined a wide range of topics on fertility though mostly at local geographical areas. These include trends of fertility behaviour (Van De Walle, 1965 among others), determinants and differentials, adolescents' reproductive health in southsouth. This study examined ethnicity differential and fertility behaviour among women in Nigeria, the independent variables such as women- age, religion, level of education, wealth index, occupation by ethnicity and f...

Family Type And Under Five Mortality In Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study examined the determinants of under-five mortality in Nigeria. Secondary data were generated from the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Surveys. Analyses were carried out using frequency distribution, chi-square test and logistic regression model. On the basis of the result, it is recommended that appropriate health education programmes, particularly maternal education be provided to parents. Also adequate health facilities and appropriate environmental sanitation educati...

• Knowledge,Attitudes And Practice Of Exclusive Breastfeeding In Ido-Osi Local Government Area, Ekiti State.

ABSTRACT Exclusive Breastfeeding has been recommended by the world health organization (WHO) as the optimal feeding mode for young infants. This research study was designed to check out the ·. Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice of Exclusive Breastfeeding among women in Ido-Osi Local Government in Ekiti State. A cross sectional study was done to detennine the current level of the knowledge, attitude and practice ofwomen on exclusive breastfeeding in Ido-Osi Local Government area. Three resear...

Mobile Phone Chatting And Sexual Activity Through the Internet Among Undergraduates In Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

Abstract Studies have ofteninvestigated mobile phone chatting and their influence on adolescents' sexualbehaviour but rarely the specific role of the adolescents' relationships with social media in prevention of risk sexual behaviour.This study investigated the influence of mobile phone chatting on sexual behaviour by focusing on undergraduates in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. The study was guided by theory of socialisation and problem behaviour theory. The target population of this study we...

Predictors Of Men's Participation In Family Planning In Ikole Local Government Area, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study examined the predictors of men's participation in family planning in Ikole Local Government Area, Nigeria. The study considered a total of 250 men and analysis was done at three levels - univariate analysis was done using frequency table, bivariate analysis using chisquare and multivariate analysis using binary logistic regression to access the relationship between the dependent and independent variables. The study observed that 60% do not participate in choosing family pl...

Determinants And Perceived Consequences Of Unwanted Pregnancy Among Women In Oye Local Government Area, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT Unwanted pregnancy is one of the major causes of unsafe abortion, high fertility and low standard of living. This study examine.d the relationship between determinants and perceived consequences ofoowanted pregnancy among women in Oye local government Area, Ekiti State Nigeria. The data for this work was generated from questionnaire survey administered to 300 women of the reproductive age of 15"49 years. These women were sampled from 6 villages in the local government areas. Stati~t...

Intimate Partner Violence And Risk Of Hiv Among Women In Nigeria.

ABSTRACT Intimate partner violence occurs between two people in an intimate relationship. Couples may be dating, cohabiting or married and violence can occur in or outside of the home. Intimate partner violence is the major form of violence among women and it is rampant among young women. Research has proven that there is association between violence especially among intimate partners and HIV. Though there is widespread awareness of HIV there is still misunderstanding of how it is spread and...

Socio-Cultural Factors Influencing The Non-Use Of Maternal Health Services In Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study examines the socio-cultural factors associated with the non-use of maternal health care services in Nigeria. In addition, to assess the perception women on health care utilisation during pregnancy and childbirth in Nigeria. Maternal health is one of the major concerns of the global health community. Pregnancy related mortality is avoidable if preventive measures are tal,en and adequate care is available. The study was carried out as a result of the high rate of maternal d...

Sex Composition Of Children And Fertility Preference Among Married Women In Nigeria

Abstract In spite of the significant campaign for the equality and desirability of both sexes of children, empirical evidence and reality indicate that the practice of child-sex preference is still prevalent in Nigeria. The main objective of the study is to examine the effect of sex composition of children on the fertility preference among married women in Nigeria. The study utilized secondary data from the Nigeria demographic and health surve)' 2013 .Data was analysed at bivariate and multi...

Perception Of Intimate Partner Violence And Risk Of Hiv Infection Among Women In South West

ABSTRACT Gender based violence induces power imbalances where, most often, men are the perpetrators and women the victims. Intimate partner violence is a form of gender based violence that is caused by intimate partners. Intimate partner violence occurs between two people in an intimate relationship. Violence is rampant even among Couples may be dating, cohabiting or married and violence can occur in or outside of the home. Youth and young adults in Nigeria are particularly vulnerable to HIV...

Household Decision Making And Voluntary Counseling And Testing Among Women Anttending Antenatal Clinic In Nigeria

ABSTRACT Background: The study is household decision making and voluntary counseling and testing among women attending antenatal clinic in Nigeria was conducted using data from 20 I 3 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS). Voluntary counseling and testing is one of the best interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, but despite the proven benefits of VCT. The uptake ofVCT in Nigeria still remains low. Objective: The study is to ascertain the prevalence of voluntary ...


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