Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 4

Assessment of Knowledge and Attitude of Household Waste Disposal in Eziama, Aba North Local Government Area, (LGA) Abia, State

Akwuruoha Emmanuel Maduabuchi1, Ndu-Agomuo Ihuoma Lois2, Minadoki David Minadoki3, Ohanaka NjidekaJane3 and Prince Ezenwa Ndubueze Onyemachi3*

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, Abia State, Nigeria
2Department of Public Health, Abia State University, Uturu, 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: February 28, 2023; Published: March 14, 2023


Background: Refuse is a term covering all type of substances generated from living activities of humans and other animals. It is anything that is not wanted by a person and is thrown away because of reduced value of the substance. Refuse includes garbage or kitchen waste, paper, empty cans, broken bottles, glass, iron scraps, plastic, etc. Indiscriminate disposal of waste results in unsightly appearance, foul smelling environment and spread of diseases. Refuse management involves huge sum of money, materials and manpower for proper treatment.

Objective: Assessment of knowledge and attitude 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 15 (2.4%). Mean age was 35 ± 6.421. Level of good knowledge and positive attitude on waste management are 283 (62.9%) and 210 (46.7%) respectively. The relationship between the socio-demographic variables (age group, marital status and level of education) and level of knowledge and attitude of solid waste management were statistically significant, at p-value of <0.05.

Conclusion: The level of knowledge is high 62.9% and that of attitude is low 46.7%. The association between the level of knowledge and attitude and age group, marital status and level of education of the respondents was statistically significant respectively. The major source of information (40%) was from the community leader. The correlation (r = 0.076) between knowledge and attitude is not statistically significant at p-value of 0.01.

 Keywords: Assessment; Knowledge; Attitude; Household; Solid Waste Disposal; Aba North; Abia State; Nigeria


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Citation: Prince Ezenwa Ndubueze Onyemachi., et al. “Assessment of Knowledge and Attitude of Household Waste Disposal in Eziama, Aba North Local Government Area, (LGA) Abia, State”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 7.4 (2023): 94-103.


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