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Effect of water sources on the health of rural children: evidence from household survey in Kwara State, Nigeria

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dc.contributor.author Babatunde, R.O.
dc.contributor.author Salami, M.F.
dc.contributor.author Aroke, J.O.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-07T12:27:52Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-07T12:27:52Z
dc.date.issued 2020-03-06
dc.identifier.citation Babatunde, R.O., M.F. Salami, J.O. Aroke. 2019. ”Effect of water sources on the health of rural children: evidence from household survey in Kwara State, Nigeria”. Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova 52 (4): 423-430. DOI: 10.46909/cerce-2019-0040. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.uaiasi.ro/xmlui/handle/20.500.12811/646
dc.description.abstract Majority of the disease outbreak in developing countries have been attributed to contaminated water with children being the worst hit. Therefore, this study analyzed the effect of water sources on the health status of children under the age of 5 years in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria. Primary data was obtained through the use of semistructured interviews; 150 households with at least one child under five years were interviewed however; only 146 questionnaires were completed and found valid for analysis. The data was subjected to descriptive statistics, such as pie chart, bar charts. The results show that majority (58.2%) of the children were males. Also, most (83.5%) of the children were infants, i.e. within the age range of 0-2 years. Most (96%) of the households had access to improved water sources of which protected dug well is the most accessible. Many (42%) of the households reported that they experience periods of water shortage, this explains why water washed diseases (disease associated with poor hygiene in the face of water scarcity) was the most predominant diseases reported among the children with 70 reported cases. These were closely followed by the water related insect vector diseases with 64 reported cases and then water borne diseases with 48 reported cases. Water based diseases rarely occurred in the study area. This study, therefore, recommends that effort should be geared towards provision of safe water all year round for the farming households. Also, insecticide treated nets should be made available for the children in the farming households so as to prevent insect bites. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher "Ion Ionescu de la Brad" University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iași en_US
dc.subject water washed diseases en_US
dc.subject incidence rate en_US
dc.subject dysentery en_US
dc.subject malaria en_US
dc.subject improved water sources en_US
dc.subject water shortage en_US
dc.title Effect of water sources on the health of rural children: evidence from household survey in Kwara State, Nigeria en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.author.affiliation R.O. Babatunde, M.F. Salami, J.O. Aroke, Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
dc.publicationName Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova
dc.volume 52
dc.issue 4
dc.publicationDate 2019
dc.startingPage 423
dc.endingPage 430
dc.identifier.eissn 2067-1865
dc.identifier.doi 10.46909/cerce-2019-0040


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