Discourse Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Volume 3 Issue 1 Page 1 - 6. February 2016

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Socio-demographic Determinants of Eye Health Literacy among Nigerian Medical Enrollees

1Megbelayin Olu Emmanuel and 2Abraham Emem Godwin

1Department of Ophthalmology, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.
2Department of Ophthalmology, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.

Abstract

To determine socio-demographic factors affecting eye health literacy among Nigerian medical enrollees. The population of the study consisted of 315 enrollees. A sample size of 115 was drawn. To achieve specific objectives of the study, five research questions were raised and five hypotheses formulated and tested at 0.05 Alpha level. An ex post facto survey design was used for the study. The mean age of the participants was 52 years + 1.5 years, 51% were men and 53% were either students in tertiary institutions or graduates. There were no age or gender disparities in eye health literacy. However, there were significant associations between eye health literacy and place of residence, education and level of income. Education, income and place of residence are associated with eye health literacy among Nigerian medical enrollees.

Keywords: Eye health literacy, eye service utilization, medical enrollees, Nigeria

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