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Cultural practices and implication to health promotion among Akoko northeast local government area, Ondo state

 Department: Public Health  
 By: usericon Ekings  

 Project ID: 2788
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Harmful cultural practices have been identified as significant causes of disability and deaths particularly among women of reproductive age in developing countries. Hence, the researcher conducted this study to investigate cultural practices and implication to health promotion among Akoko Northeast local government area, Ondo state using community residents as target population. The sample consisted of two hundred and ten selected respondents using the simple random smapling size technique. The study employed multi-staged sampling technique. A questionnaire arranged in three sections was developed, validated and used for quantitative data collection in the study. Data collected were analyzed using percentages, frequency and mean. Among the major findings were that those harmful cultural practices such as early marriage, female genital mutilation, widowhood practices and nutritional taboos existed and were practiced in the community. It was recommended among other things that women should be educationally empowered. This would enable them to challenge those discriminatory attitudes and cultural practices which have held them captive, such as not participating in decision-making process in issues concerning their welfare which has hindered them from being integrated into the whole spectrum of community development programmes....
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