Chinta Tahav, Lami Doris Madugu, Isaac Dabu Kaduna, Ismaila Ibeto Aliyu


Malaria is one of the diseases that have claimed a lot of lives across the world. It is unarguably the most important disease of mankind and has remained a thorn in the flesh in Sub- Saharan Africa. Recognizing the morbidity and mortality from malaria in African countries such as Nigeria led to the formation of the roll back malaria (RBM) global partnership. In Nigeria and Benue State, there has been massive distribution ITNs and campaigns about the use of ITN. Yet the rate of malaria is still high in Benue State as a result of low usage of ITNs. Consequently, this study investigated socio-demographic factors influencing the utilisation of insecticides treated nets (ITNS) among households in Benue State, Nigeria. The study was carried out using a cross sectional design.  The sample size of this study was determined using Cochran Sample Size formula where 400 respondents were selected. The study adopted cluster sampling technique. The instrument of data collection for this study was structured questionnaire. This study adopted a quantitative method of data analysed using inferential measures. It was found that gender, marital, educational background age and geographical location influenced the utilisation of insecticides treated nets (ITNS) among households in Benue State. Therefore, the suggested for strengthening of the system and structural responses by integrated home based outreach programs. ITN distribution and BCC messages on malaria prevention can be incorporated with other outreach programmes.


Socio-Demographic Factors, Insecticides Treated Nets, Households, Benue State, Nigeria

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