sitelogo
 Home»Public Health» Awareness and practices in the prevention of iron deficiency anaemia among elderly in Owan east Lga, Edo state

Awareness and practices in the prevention of iron deficiency anaemia among elderly in Owan east Lga, Edo state

 Department: Public Health  
 By: usericon Ekings  

 Project ID: 2777
   Rating:  (3.1) votes: 16
Rate this project
   Price:₦3000
Abstract
It is evident that iron is key for proper health and development as it is required for academic and work productivity in adulthood. Intake of iron-rich foods, sanitation, health, economic and socio-demographic factors are principal determinants of Iron- deficiency anaemia (IDA) among the elderly. There is the paucity of data concerning the prevalence of IDA in the elderly since most studies focus mainly on the selection of iron rich foods as criteria for determining those at risk of IDA. This study was therefore carried out to assess the awareness and practices in the prevention of iron deficiency anaemia among elderly in Owan East LGA, Edo State. A cross-sectional analytical study design was adopted for the study. The study targeted a sample size of 200 elderly individuals selected by a systematic random sampling method. Data were collected by researcher administered questionnaires and interview schedules given to the respondents. The data were cleaned analyzed using SPPS Version 20. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the daily intake of nutrients, sanitation, economic and socio-demographic factors. The level of significance of accepting the null hypotheses was 0.05. The minimum dietary diversity was (34%), minimum meal frequency (58%) and minimum acceptable diet was (58%). Further analysis revealed significant relationships between malaria with IDA (ODDS Ratio[OR] 2.95, CI0.72-3.22, p0.013), helminthic infestation with IDA (ODDS Ratio[OR]  3.87, CI0.84-4.12, p0.001) and immunization status with IDA (ODDS Ratio[OR]  2.98, CI  0.63-3.16, p0.032). It is recommended that aggressive awareness campaigns targeting proper complementary feeding and proper iron-rich diet for the elderly and the public in hospitals, markets and other rural settlements should be launched by all health stakeholders. ...
Preview +
Other Public Health project topics and materials you might be interested in
»Challenges of osteoarthritis and its management in older adults above 65 in Awuda village, Anambra state
»Cultural practices and implication to health promotion among Akoko northeast local government area, Ondo state
»Health seeking behaviours of persons with tuberculosis among residents in Amanator Ideato south Lga, Imo state
»Awareness and practices in the prevention of iron deficiency anaemia among elderly in Owan east Lga, Edo state
»Awareness of health risks and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases among youths in Wadata community, Makurdi, Benue state
»Awareness of health implication of self-medication among the students of Paraclete Secondary School, Enugu state
»Awareness of prostrate disorder and access to counselling among male adults in Madonna University Teaching Hospital, Rivers state
»Health care seeking behaviour among the aged 60yrs in Bende local government area in Abia state
»Assessment of the utilization of standard precaution in the prevention of disease among health care workers in Madonna University Teaching Hospital
»The challenges facing confidentiality of patients health information and how to improve on it
»The attitude of pregnant women towards the utilization of insecticide treated mosquito nets in Gwale local government area of Kano state
»Factors influencing choice of malaria preventive measures utilized by women of reproductive age attending antenatal clinics in Ede South Local Government
»Perception and attitude of women of childbearing age towards caesarian celivery in Ede South Local Government Area, Osun State
»Factors influecing the use of traditional medicine in the treatment of malaria among the residents of Arulogun area, Ede, Osun state
»Assessment of knowledge attitude and practices among health care workers towards hepatitis B infection in General Hospital Gwarzo, Kano state

Upload Project

Do you have project materials to share? Upload and earn with it.

Departments