AN ANALYSIS OF INFANT MORTALITY RATE IN ABIA STATE - Project Topics & Materials - Gross Archive

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ABSTRACT

          We had tried to study the rates of infant mortality in Abia State.  The aims of this study were to compare the mortality and birth rate of infants male and female in order to determine whether there is a significant yearly difference in their mortality and birth rate.  Also, to determine whether infant mortality in Abia State in independent of sex. And furthermore to determine the future trend cases for birth and death and as well determine some preventive measures to reduce the infant’s mortality.


          It was found that there was decrease in mortality from year 2000 to 2004 in Abia State.  This is due to the aggressive government policy on the reduction of infant and maternal mortality through the pursuance of the National Programme on Immunization (NPI) and Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI).  It was also observed that there was an increase in mortality as from 1995 to 1999 due to a cholera epidemic recorded then as published by “your Health Magazine” 1998 Vol 3.


          Finally, we advice that good drinking water, good and affordable health services, proper refuse disposal should be encouraged to reduce the infant mortality in order to encourage the continuity of our race.


TABLE OF CONTENTS


CHAPTER ONE


1.0     Introduction


1.1            Historical Background


1.2            Statement Of Problem


1.3            Research Questions


1.4            Aims And Objectives


1.5            Statement Of Hypothesis


1.6            Scope Of The Study


1.7            Limitation Of The Study


1.8            Definition Of Terms


CHAPTER TWO


2.0            Review of Related Literature


CHAPTER THREE:    RESEARCH METHODOLOGY


3.0     Introduction


3.1            Sources Of Data


3.2            Method Of Data Collection


3.3            Problems Of Data Collection


3.4            Method Of Data Analysis


3.5            Wilcoxon Ranksum Test


3.6             The Chi – Square Test


3.7            Estimation Of Future Trend Cases


CHAPTER FOUR


4.0     Data Analysis


4.1            Wilcoxon ranskum test


4.2            Recorded birth for infants male and female


4.3            Recorded death for infants male and female


4.4            Determining whether infant birth and mortality are independent of sex


4.5            The chi – square test


4.6            Estimation of future trend cases


CHAPTER FIVE


5.0     Summary of findings and conclusion


5.1            Conclusion


5.2            Recommendations


5.3            Bibliography


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