Nutrition Transition and Indicators of Hypertension Among Farming Households in Nigeria: Evidence From Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Nutrition Transition and Indicators of Hypertension Among Farming Households in Nigeria: Evidence From Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Author by Dr. Daniel Babalola

Journal/Publisher: Canadian Journal Of Pure And Applied Science

Volume/Edition: 5

Language: English

Pages: 1349 - 1353

Abstract

The close relationship between diet, lifestyle and heart related diseases such as hypertension, have been well established. This study assessed nutrition transition (NT) and indicators of hypertension among farming households in Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria. One hundred and ninety two households were selected using simple random sampling proceedure. Descriptive statistics and the logit regression model were used in analyzing the data collected. Result obtained showed that majority of the farmers (87%) fall within the low income class and they spend more than 50 percent of their income on food. The respondents were mostly non- vegetarians (88%) and they all reported mild to high level transition in all the food classes considered in the study. The regression result showed that increases in family size (p<0>


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