Spatial Variability of Poverty and Primary Health Facilities in Rural Areas of Ayedaade Local Government, Osun State, Nigeria

  • Afolabi Olabamiji Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  • Prof. Olayinka Ajala Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Keywords: Spatial Variability, Primary Health Care, Health Expense, Poverty, Rural Areas


This paper examined the distribution pattern of health centres to determine the poverty level due to spatial variability of accessibility to health care facilities in rural areas of Ayedaade Local Government, Osun State, Nigeria. Three hundred sixty-eight household heads from 4,539 households in 25 selected villages were sampled based on Slovin’s principle. Buffer and average nearest neighbourhood analyses were performed in ArcGIS 10.4 software to determine the distance covered to the nearest health centre and the spatial location pattern of health centres.  $1.90 per day international poverty line, 5 Likert Scale, ANOVA, and correlation were used. The inverse relationship at r = - 0.447 revealed that the more the poverty, the less the poor's capability to cater to their health service. It calls for some forms of intervention by the government to reduce health services cost for rural dwellers. 


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How to Cite
Olabamiji, A., & Ajala, O. (2021). Spatial Variability of Poverty and Primary Health Facilities in Rural Areas of Ayedaade Local Government, Osun State, Nigeria . INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF RURAL AND COMMUNITY STUDIES, 3(1), 21-30.