Cultural Beliefs and Infant Mortality in Nigeria

Joint Authors

Bolu-Steve, F. N.
Kim-Ju, G. M.
Adegoke, A. A.

Source

Education Research International

Issue

Vol. 2020, Issue 2020 (31 Dec. 2020), pp.1-10, 10 p.

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Publication Date

2020-12-01

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

10

Main Topic

Education

Abstract EN

Rationale.

Nearly half of all deaths prior to the age of five years globally occur in five nations: China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan, with almost a third of these deaths in India and Nigeria (Lawson et al., 2014).

Methods.

This study investigated the cultural beliefs about infant mortality among working mothers in Nigeria.

A multistage sampling technique was used to sample (N = 2400) working mothers on their cultural beliefs in relation to infant mortality.

The present study uses an indigenous questionnaire, “Cultural Beliefs of Infant Mortality Questionnaire (CBIMQ).” A series of hierarchical regressions and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) were employed to test the hypotheses that cultural beliefs about infant mortality would vary by geography, ethnicity, age, income, education, and marital status.

Results.

Findings revealed that age, education, and mothers’ monthly income significantly predicted working mothers’ cultural beliefs of infant mortality.

Furthermore, results showed differences in marital status, urban vs.

rural locality, ethnicity, and religious affiliation on working mothers’ cultural beliefs of infant mortality.

Conclusion.

We discuss the implications to address health issues and provide recommendations for targeted programs such as seminars and workshops to be organized by counselors on the scientific causes of infant mortality.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Bolu-Steve, F. N.& Adegoke, A. A.& Kim-Ju, G. M.. 2020. Cultural Beliefs and Infant Mortality in Nigeria. Education Research International،Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-10.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1158868

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Bolu-Steve, F. N.…[et al.]. Cultural Beliefs and Infant Mortality in Nigeria. Education Research International No. 2020 (2020), pp.1-10.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1158868

American Medical Association (AMA)

Bolu-Steve, F. N.& Adegoke, A. A.& Kim-Ju, G. M.. Cultural Beliefs and Infant Mortality in Nigeria. Education Research International. 2020. Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-10.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1158868

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Record ID

BIM-1158868