Prime Research on Medicine
2, Issue 2, pp. 75-80
Full Length Research
Level of genotype investigation among rural
mothers and its implication for child survival
and Shaibu Gabriel Ocholi
Department of Sociology, Kogi State University, Anyigba,
Accepted 10th March, 2012
Children are the hopes of the future of every society if
produced within the confines of healthy social relationships.
While marriage has lost its place as the portal for sexual
expression, others are ill consummated at the risk of the
health, survival and development of their off-spring. This study
examines the level of genotype investigation and its implication
for child survival. 290 nursing mothers sampled from 6 rural
communities across 3 local government Areas ofKogi East
Senatorial District responded to the questionnaire. The Data was
analyzed in percentage distribution and presented in tables. Chi
square statistical technique was adopted for the analysis of the
hypotheses through the use of SPSS 15.0 Findings reveals low
level of genotype investigation before marriage or conception.
However, an analysis of the hypotheses shows that level of
education, marital pattern and religious affiliation are
significant factors influencing genotype investigation before
marriage or conception.
Genotype investigation, sexuality, marital
pattern, sickle cell diseases (SCD) and child right.
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