Environmental And Human Factors To Effective Prevention of Malaria infection among Residents of Calabar Municipality, Cross River State, Nigeria

Dr. Asuquo Bassey Asuquo, Bassey Omeh Anthony


The study aimed at assessing environmental and human factors to effective prevention of malaria infection among residents of Calabar Municipality, Cross River State, Nigeria. Three specific objectives were formulated to guide the study. Three research questions were also posed to guide the study which translated to three null hypotheses tested at 0.05 levels of significance. Ex-post facto design was used for the study. Environmental and Human Factors to Effective Prevention of Malaria Infection Questionnaire (EHFEPMIQ) was developed by the researcher and used to elicit information forĀ  the study. The sample consisted of 600 respondents drawn from five communities using multi-purpose sampling techniques. Pearson product moment correlation statistical analysis was used for data analysis. Results of the analysis indicated that there was a significant relationship between the use of insecticide treated net, cutting down of overgrown weeds and removal of stagnant water around the surrounding, all lead to prevention of mosquitoes attack thus preventing malaria infection. It was recommended among others that insecticide treated net should be used when sleeping, overgrown weeds should be cut low and stagnant water be removedĀ  around the surrounding where people reside.

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