Analysis of Arable Crop Farmers’ Utilization of Unorthodox and Orthodox Healthcare Services in Oyo State, Nigeria.

Oladoyinbo, O.B., Ashimolowo, O.R., Adeogun, S.O, Umunna, M.O., Sadiq, M.M., Ariwoola, S.A., Omisore, O.A.


This study analysed farmers’ utilization of Unorthodox and Orthodox health-care services in Oyo State, Nigeria. Primary data were collected using structured interview guide administered to 200 respondents selected using a multistage sampling technique. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC), Chi-square and t-test. Results showed that the mean age of the farmers was 52 years, majority (93.00%) were males, and 47.50% had no formal education. The average household size was 9 persons with mean income of N238,435.00 per annum while the mean farm size was 3.84 hectares. Almost (99.50%) all the farmers did not patronize unorthodox health care services. The farmers preferred orthodox over unorthodox health care services. Correlation analysis revealed significant relationships (p < 0.05) between farmers’ income level (r = 0.15); household size (r = 0.18) and their utilization of orthodox health-care services. Chi-square analysis showed a significant association (p < 0.01) between farmers’ educational level and utilization of unorthodox health-care services (?2 = 19.48, df = 5). There was a significant difference (p < 0.01) between the patronage of orthodox and unorthodox health-care services by farming households (t = 10.00, df = 398). The study concluded that more arable crop farmers in Oyo state patronized orthodox health-care services than unorthodox health-care services. It was recommended that Government should facilitate the establishment of orthodox health-care services in the rural communities to further increase utilization of available services within the medical sphere.

Keywords: Arable crop farmers, utilization, healthcare

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