Under-Five Mortality in Nigeria : Perception and Attitudes of the Yorubas towards the Existence of “ Abiku ”

  title={Under-Five Mortality in Nigeria : Perception and Attitudes of the Yorubas towards the Existence of “ Abiku ”},
  author={Peter Olasupo Ogunjuyigbe},
The paper examines the perception and attitudes of the Yorubas about the existence of abiku (children from the spirit world) and the mode of treatment given to such children. The study elicited information from 1695 women of reproductive age in Ondo and Ekiti state of Southwest Nigeria. The study shows (i) that more than half of the respondents believe in the existence of abiku children; (ii) that abiku children can be identified from the evidence of past death, frequent indisposition, non… CONTINUE READING
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