The rate of infant and child mortality among the illiterate communities of Nebbi District

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
This research report under the topic “The rate of infant and child Mortality among the illiterate communities of Nebbi District.” Was aimed at the main objective of finding out the relationship between illiteracy and child mortality in Nebbi District. It had the specific objective as follows; to find out the causes of child mortality in Nebbi District, to find out the possible solution to the problem of the infant and child mortality in Nebbi. The researcher used a sample size of 52 respondents. The research methods used to collect data were is below both structured and unstructured interview were employed the structured interview helped in directing the researcher and keeping him focused on the subject. The unstructured interview also helped in soliciting for more in-depth information. The researcher constructed two sets of questionnaires for the respondents. These questionnaires were closed so as to generate information free of influence. The closed form of questionnaires were advantageous in that it is easy to fill out, saves time and keeps respondents on the subject and it is objective. In conclusion, the majority of respondents had adequate knowledge about the nutritional status of children under 5 years. The majorly of respondents knew how balanced diets could be ensured and maintained, but the majority of respondents did not know the importance of maintaining adequate nutrition of children less than 5 years of age. And as such, half of the respondents stopped breast feeding between 2 — 6 months, the majority of respondents introduced other feeds at between 3 — 6 months, and many of respondents fed their children between 2 — 5 times per day, implying that most children were highly exposed to the risk of poor nutrition as they were not adequately fed every day. The majority of respondents had positive attitudes towards the nutritional status of children under 5.
A research report submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies of Kampala International University
Infant and Child mortality, Illiterate communities, Nebbi district