International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Analysis of Exposure and Prevalence Risk Factors of Non-Communicable Diseases at the University of Lagos
Dallah Hamadu, Ade Ibiwoye

Diseases of various types exist and constitute serious danger to individuals’ survival and to the economy. The mode of exposure of individuals’ to diseases varies from place to place; some diseases are occupationally originated; some are environment related while others are genetically transferred. This article examines the exposure to the incidence and the prevalence risk factors in different socio-demographic groups of the University of Lagos community. In terms of actuarial terminology, the cases are stratified into Starters, New entrants, Withdrawals and Enders over a period of nine years. The empirical findings reveal that exposure is age-specific, but also characterized by sex, marital status and occupation of participants. Hence, control could be organized from the angle of any of these demographic variables. The policy implications are also being discussed

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