Urbanization and Health Care Challenges in Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State, Nigeria

Authors : Ibiang, Eno Itobo Ph.D; Mathias Ukpata; Benedict Nkanu Ettah

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 9 - September

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10047380

The purpose of this study is to examine the challenges of health care delivery in an urban environment of the study area. The objective is to assess the variable affecting urban health care delivery in the study area. This is achieved by examining how accessibility affects health care delivery in the study area. A survey design methodology was adopted in the study. A sample size of 1600 of a urban dweller was used for the study. Data for the study was collected through a designed questionnaire. A stratified random sampling technique was used in selecting urban dwellers in the study area. A one-way analysed of variance and multi- regression analysis (stepwise) was used in analyzing the collected data. The findings showed a strong relationship between urbanization and the challenges of health care delivery in the study area. The study suggests the formulation of urban health policy that would easy access to health care services by urban dwellers.

Keywords : Urbanization, Health Care Services, Urban Dwellers, Accessibility to Health Services, Patronage of Health Facilities.


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