Practices of Malaria Prevention among School Adolescent within Calabar Metropolis, Southern Nigeria

JIMMY EKO, OKORIE KALU OSONWA, DOMINIC ASUQUO OFFIONG

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Abstract: This study examines the practices of Malaria prevention among school adolescent within Calabar Metropolis, Southern Nigeria. Stratified and systematic sampling technique was used to select four hundred (400) respondents used as the sample for the study. Questionnaire was administered to the respondents. Data collected were analyzed by the use of frequency tables, graphs, means, and standard deviation. Chi-square was used to compare proportions and associations between variables. It was discovered that respondents who have heard of malaria 400 (100%) are also aware of Insecticide Treated Nets (ITN), 394 (98.5%) but the use of ITN was substantially average among them. Stagnant water and over grown weeds were identified as breeding site for Anopheles mosquito. Health workers, followed by media were the major sources of information on malaria prevention. It is recommended that school teachers should be empowered with information about the causes of malaria and prevention strategies.

 

 

 

Keywords: Malaria prevention, School adolescent, Calabar Metropolis, Nigeria

 


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jsr.v4i2.3943

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