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Determinants of postnatal care non-utilization among women in Nigeria
Results from multinomial logistic regression show that antenatal care use, distance, education, place of delivery, region and wealth status are significantly associated with the non-utilization of postnatal care services. Expand
Ethnicity, gender and risky sexual behaviour among Nigeria youth: an alternative explanation
This study provides further evidence that in order to promote protective sexual behaviours among youth in Nigeria, social, cultural and gender-specific tactics should be put in place for the prevention of HIV and other STIs. Expand
Trends, patterns and determinants of long-acting reversible methods of contraception among women in sub-Saharan Africa
The need to address various barriers to the uptake of LARC methods in SSA is underscored, as a steady but slow upward trend was recorded in LARC uptake over a 10-year period in many of the selected countries. Expand
Perceptions of community safety and social activity participation among youth in South Africa
There exists an association between youth’s perception of community safety and their participation in social activities in South Africa, whether sports and groups are protective or enabling environments for youth from unsafe communities is moot. Expand
The protective role of family structure for adolescent development in sub-Saharan Africa
It is hypothesized that ensuring a supportive environment for adolescents may result in delayed sexual debut for adolescents in SSA, and the relationship between family structure and positive adolescent sexual behaviour, measured as delay in sexual debut, was examined using bioecological theory framed by a risk and resilience perspective. Expand
Early Marriage, Cohabitation, and Childbearing in West Africa
  • W. Avogo, O. Somefun
  • Medicine, Geography
  • Journal of environmental and public health
  • 13 June 2019
This work examines the linkages between the timing of union formation and childbearing across multiple countries with high rates of child marriage in West Africa, finding that by age 18, 28 percent of adolescents in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and as high as 60 percent in Niger are in a union. Expand
Delayed age at sexual debut (first sex after the age of 15) was found to be the strongest protective factor for positive sexual behaviours among males and females in sub-Saharan Africa. Expand
Religiosity and sexual abstinence among Nigerian youths: does parent religion matter?
Religiosity was a protective factor for youth sexual behaviour and this positive association was still evident even after controlling for other covariates, suggesting policy makers can work around using religious institutions for behavioural change among youth in Nigeria. Expand
Patterns and determinants of short and long birth intervals among women in selected sub-Saharan African countries
This research presents a novel probabilistic procedure called “spot-spot analysis” that allows for real-time analysis of the response of the immune system to foreign substance abuse. Expand
Recreational drug use among Nigerian university students: Prevalence, correlates and frequency of use
The family should be considered as an important unit to sensitize young people on the harmful effects of drug use and it is also vital that religious leaders speak against drug use in their various fellowships. Expand