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Essay on A Study of Hygiene of Students in Nigeria

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The present study was cross sectional study conducted in private primary school , Belgaum city. Our study includes 400 children between 10 to 12 years age group. Out of 400 students maximum number of students were aged 11years (49%) followed by 10 years (38.8%) and least were 12 years (12.3%). These results of our study (Table No.1) are similar to a study conducted by Oyibo PG, in primary school children in Abraka, Delta state, Nigeria, showed that majority of the children belong s to 9-11 years (58%), while 26.1% and 15.9% of them were in the age group 6 to 8years and 12-14 years respectively.(2) similarly a study done by Behera B, Jena SK, Shakthipriya A.M, Behera AA, Samal S, in rural school Puducherry, maximum children were 13…show more content…
In our study there is no any association between age and knowledge about personal hygiene P value is (0.968) (Table No. 5). In contrast, a study was conducted by Dr. Sherin N, Dr. Aziz KF, Dr. Abdulla SA, in Ebril city, showed that there was significant association between age and their knowledge about personal hygiene P value is (0.010)(3). This could be due to awareness about personal hygiene in all age group in school children in present study area. In our study 18.80% of boys and 26.10% of girls had good knowledge about personal hygiene, followed by 63.50% of boys and 53.70% of girls had average knowledge about personal hygiene (Table no.6) . Whereas, all religious group students had average knowledge about personal hygiene, Hindu (59.80%), Muslim (61%) and Christian (63%) (Table No.7). There is no such comparison in other available studies. In our study, 64.5% of students showed average practice of personal hygiene (Table No. 8). Which is more than in a study done in Nigeria and they found average practice of personal hygiene recorded among children was 54.9 %( 2). In our study, there is no statistically significant association observed between age and practice of personal hygiene. The maximum students from all age group 10 years, 11 years and 12 years showed average practice of personal hygiene (68.4%), (62.2%) and (61.2%) respectively. Followed by good practice of personal hygiene (20.6%), (27.6%) and (24.5%) and least of poor practice
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