International Journal of
Sociology and Anthropology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-988X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 305

Full Length Research Paper

Challenges to vital registration in Nigeria

Chiemezie Atama
  • Chiemezie Atama
  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.
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Ijeoma Igwe
  • Ijeoma Igwe
  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.
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Aloysius Odii
  • Aloysius Odii
  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.
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Emmanuel Igbo
  • Emmanuel Igbo
  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.
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Nkoli Ezumah,
  • Nkoli Ezumah,
  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.
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Veronica Okeke
  • Veronica Okeke
  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.
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Uche Okonwko
  • Uche Okonwko
  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.
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Chidi Ugwu
  • Chidi Ugwu
  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 23 January 2020
  •  Accepted: 21 May 2020
  •  Published: 31 March 2021

Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate and reveal the socio-demographic factors affecting civil registration in Nigeria. The study employed the cross-sectional survey design. Instruments were administered to 600 participants sampled through a systematic random technique. SPSS (version 22) was used to analyze the data. Local importance attached to civil registration was different towards birth, death and marriage respectively. The multivariate Logistic Regression analyses showed that residential location (rural or urban), income and education were important factors affecting attitudes to civil registration; and these factors correlated with birth, death and marriage to different degrees. We conclude that, in addition to availability of institutional provisions, moderating variables peculiar to each cultural area should be factored into efforts to improve civil registration.  
 
Key words: Civil registration, death registration, marriage registration, Nigeria, vital statistics.