Science Journal of Sociology & Anthropology

April 2013,Volume 2013, ISSN: 2276-6359

Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article


A Qualitative Study of Factors Surrounding High Mortality in Nigeria

Oluwatoyin Adenike Akinde, Ed.D.

Instructor, School of Graduate and Professional Studies Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Accepted 20 April, 2013; Available Online 28 April, 2013.

doi: 10.7237/sjsa/171


This research centers on the issue of mortality in Nigeria. A qualitative method was employed. Therefore, community members and professionals were interviewed. Observations and field notes were also used to corroborate the findings. The results shows that crime, lack of healthcare system, and poverty were among those issues that socially contribute to high mortality in Nigeria.

Keyword: Mortality , crime, lack of healthcare system, and poverty in Nigeria