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e–ISSN: 2408–5162; p–ISSN: 2048–5170


Pages: 577-581
Okeke, Joseph Uchenna and Okeke, Evelyn Nkiruka

keywords: Aging, educational background, Log likelihood ratio test, poverty, unemployment


This paper highlighted some of the problems facing our elderly population which includes: poverty, unemployment, non-payment of pension and gratuity, cultural decay, homelessness, non-institutionalized policy for the elderly, poor medical facilities and poor educational background. Investigation on the educational background of elderly and health services utilization and reasons for using the center using surveyed data revealed the following: majority of Nigeria’s elderly population have little or no formal education; two major health centres attended by our elderly population are government hospitals because of their equipments and qualified staff and then patient medical stores because of moderate amount of money they charge. Elders that are on regular medical examination prefer government hospital to other health service centres.


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