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Characteristics Of The Ageing Population In Dogon Dutse Community Of Jos North Local Government Area Of Plateau State

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Faculty Engineering, Environment & Technology
Course Geography
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No. of pages: 97
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Abstract:
It is no longer stories that the population is globally aging. The growing number of the aging persons has posed a great challenge on families and policy makers to provide for their health and daily needs. The study examines the characteristics of ageing population in Dogon Dutse Community of Jos North Local Government Area, Plateau State. Random sampling technique was used to collect data from 50 respondents using questionnaires and were managed using Microsoft Excel and SPSS 20. The findings reveal that majority of the respondents were males, only 18 were females.
Most of them attended informal/Qur’anic education with haven attended secondary school and fewer haven attended tertiary. It also reveals that the respondents came from different places both within and outside Jos. It shows religious significance, income levels, type of housing and current health conditions of the respondents. The study also reveals the challenges the ageing population are facing with some having been harassed and some discriminated against for their age. It also provides suggestions on elderly contributions and how the ageing population can be best cared for. Chi-square was used to test the significance of the study.
The study recommends good food/balanced diet, care, family support and community participation for the elderly will be a good way in looking after the ageing. Places of worship, NGOs and the government should help in providing for the old.
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