Akwuruoha Emmanuel Maduabuchi1, Ibe U Ibe2, Prince Ezenwa Ndubueze Onyemachi3*, Ohanaka Njideka Jane3, Ekezie Stella Chioma3, Onu Ruth3 and Minadoki David Minadoki3
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, Abia State, Nigeria
2Urology Unit, Department of Surgery, Abia State University, Teaching Hospital, Aba, Abia State, Nigeria
3Department of Community Medicine, Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, Abia State, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Prince Ezenwa Ndubueze Onyemachi, Department of Community Medicine, Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, Abia State, Nigeria.
Received: January 03, 2023; Published: January 30, 2023
Background: Solid waste can be described as unwanted materials generated from households and municipal services in our daily activities in homes, agricultural, and livestock activities and in industries. They include garbage or kitchen waste, paper, empty cans, broken bottles, glass, iron scraps, plastic, etc. These are dry refuse as opposed to wet or liquid refuse (sewage) constituting of human faeces, urine, effluents from bath and kitchen. If not properly disposed of will lead to offensive conditions such as bad smells, breeding of flies, and spread of infectious diseases, fire outbreak and injuries especially to children playing around. Waste management is the process of collecting, transporting, processing or disposing and monitoring of waste materials.
Objective: Assessment of Practice of Household solid waste disposal in Eziama, Aba North Local Government Area. Abia State, Nigeria.
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study performed in Eziama Community in Aba North Local Government Area in ABA, Abia State, Nigeria. Self-administered semi-structured questionnaires were administered to 465 household heads for the study.
Result: A total of 465 household heads were selected by systematic sampling methods with response rate of 450 (97.6%). Mean age was 35 ± 6.421. Level of good practice on waste management is 206 (45.8%) and is low. The relationship between the sociodemographic variables (age group, marital status and level of education) and level of practice of solid waste management was statistically significant, marital status at p value of <0.05.
Conclusion: The level of practice was low 45.8%. The association between the level of practice and age group, marital status and level of education of the respondents was statistically significant at 0.001, 0.024 and 0.021 respectively. The major source of information was from the community leader and that was 40%.
Keywords: Assessment; Practice; Household; Solid Waste Disposal; Aba North; Abia State; Nigeria
Citation: Prince Ezenwa Ndubueze Onyemachi., et al. “Assessment of Practice of Household Solid Waste Disposal in Eziama, Aba North Local Government Area, (Lga) Abia State, Nigeria”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 7.2 (2023): 168-176.
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