Self-Assessed Health Status and Morbidity Experiences among College Students in Nigeria: A Study of Federal College of Education, Obudu

  • MA Ushie
  • DB Ugal
  • BA Ushie
  • EE Enang
  • MA Mgbekem
  • OE Okongor

Abstract

Self reported or self rated health is a situation of determining ones health status. Studies relating to it are scarce in Africa. The present study examined its prevalence and its relationship with actual experience of morbidity. From the study, it was found that self rated health status is not common in Nigeria. There was a significant relationship between self rated health status and actual experience of morbidity. Further study involving clinical testing is recommended to establish a policy framework for self accessed health status in order to reduce morbidity amongst college students in Nigeria and Obudu in particular.
Published
2013-12-05
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