Identification of Group Structure among Abattoirs Workers of Kano State Metropolitan, Nigeria based on their KAP Scores in Relation to Hygiene Practice: A Two-Step Cluster Analysis release_ojhfswlxzrcpbneynyok5e3ggy

by M Yakubu, M Bagavandas, B Dayyabu, N Daladima, Junaidu Yakubu

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A cross sectional study was conducted to evaluate the level of knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of workers of abattoirs of Kano state Metropolitan area in Nigeria regarding hygiene practice to be followed during the processing of animal products for human consumption and group them based on their present status. A group of 170 workers were selected from three abattoirs using stratified random sampling and interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire to assess their knowledge, attitude and practice in relation to hygiene practices during the period of July to August, 2014. The gap analysis indicates that these workers are generally rich in attitude but poor in knowledge. A Two-Step cluster analysis was used to group these abattoir workers based on their demographic factors like age, marital status, education status; working experience and the type of work they render during their work and also based on the average scores of knowledge, attitude and practice obtained by them. A four-cluster structure was obtained. It seems knowledge level does not differentiate the workers of four clusters where as attitude and practice do. Young and inexperienced workers possess good attitude and sincere in their practice than older and experienced workers. However, there is need to increase the level of knowledge on hygiene practices among abattoir workers in order to reduce the incidence of diseases and sickness in the state.
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