Ethnic variations in health-seeking behaviours and attitudes between Fulani herders and Oruba farmers in southwestern Nigeria

Sakiru A. Otusanya, William R. Brieger, Musibau Titiloye, kabiru K. Salami, Azeez Adesope

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Abstract

Rural Yoruba and Fulani residents of two local governments in Oyo State, Nigeria, were surveyed to determine differences in health-seeking behaviour. Fulani residents were more likely to use private facilities during a recent illness, while Yoruba residents more commonly used government facilities: a fact reflected in the overall attitudes of those surveyed. The need for greater outreach and involvement of minority populations is recommended to enhance public service utilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-185
Number of pages2
JournalTropical Doctor
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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