The Social Sciences

Year: 2006
Volume: 1
Issue: 2
Page No. 158 - 163

Spatial Disparites in Residential Housing Health-An Application of Models to Akure, South-West Nigeria

Authors : Akinbamijo O.B. and J.O. Fasakin

Abstract: The study examines the disparities existing in the health status of residents in the core, transition and peripheral residential areas of Akure using some environmental and utility parameters. The paper adopts a random systematic sampling technique to select about 700 residential households who answered questions in a questionnaire posted to head of households. The tool of analysis was Double-Log Multiple linear Regression Model that has an inherent advantage of higher explanatory powers of R2 and the possibility of interpreting results as elasticity estimates. The critical findings of the study show that the environmental and utility factors significantly influencing variations in health status of the citizens are: poor management of domestic wastewater, inadequate water supply, absence of toilet facilities or bad location of it and old age of buildings. Policies that address implications of the research findings are highlighted with appropriate recommendations.

How to cite this article:

Akinbamijo O.B. and J.O. Fasakin , 2006. Spatial Disparites in Residential Housing Health-An Application of Models to Akure, South-West Nigeria. The Social Sciences, 1: 158-163.

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