Prevalence and Factors Associated with Hygiene Behaviours among In-School Adolescents in Ghana

Hagan Junior JE, Seidu A-A, Amu H, Salihu T, Agbaglo E, Amoah A, Abodey E, Boateng MA, Ahinkorah BO (2021)
J 4(2): 169-181.

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Hagan Junior, John ElvisUniBi; Seidu, Abdul-Aziz; Amu, Hubert; Salihu, Tarif; Agbaglo, Ebenezer; Amoah, Abigail; Abodey, Eric; Boateng, Margaret Abokoma; Ahinkorah, Bright Opoku
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(1) Background: Despite a global call to act to resolve communicable diseases caused by lack of clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, many people in low- and middle-income countries continue to die each year. In this study, we looked at in-school adolescents’ oral and hand hygiene activities in Ghana, as well as the factors that influence them. (2) Methods: This was a cross-sectional study that utilised data on 1348 in-school adolescents from the 2012 global school-based health survey. Using Stata software version 14.2, descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. All statistical analyses were considered significant at p-value < 0.05. (3) Results: The prevalence of good hygiene behaviour was 62.6% and 79.9% for good oral hygiene and good hand hygiene, respectively. In-school adolescents who were truant were 31% (AOR = 0.69, 95% CI = 0.51–0.92) and 28% (AOR = 0.72, 95% CI = 0.54–0.87), respectively, less likely to practise good hand and oral hygiene compared to those who were not. Adolescents whose parents supervised their homework, however, had higher probabilities of practising good hand (AOR = 2.30, 95% CI = 1.64–2.31) and oral (AOR = 2.34, 95% CI = 1.80–3.04) hygiene respectively. Adolescents aged 18 years and above were 1.33 times more likely to practice good oral hygiene than younger adolescents (AOR=1.33, 95% CI = 1.07–1.66). Adolescents who were bullied had lower odds of practicing good hand hygiene (AOR = 0.70, 95% CI = 0.52–0.94). (4) Conclusions: While good hygiene behaviour remains a major strategy in decreasing the prevalence of communicable diseases, the less than 65% prevalence of hand hygiene we observed in the current study is indicative of the country’s inability to achieve water, hygiene and sanitation for all by the year 2030. To accelerate progress towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goal 6.2, there is a need for the implementation of innovative interventions which seek to promote good hygiene behaviours among adolescents and the expansion of existing interventions, such as the WASH initiative, in schools. Such interventions should focus more on younger adolescents, those who are truant, and adolescents who suffer from bullying in school.
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hand hygiene; hygiene behaviours; in-school adolescents; Ghana; oral hygiene
Erscheinungsjahr
2021
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J
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4
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2
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169-181
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2571-8800
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Hagan Junior JE, Seidu A-A, Amu H, et al. Prevalence and Factors Associated with Hygiene Behaviours among In-School Adolescents in Ghana. J. 2021;4(2):169-181.
Hagan Junior, J. E., Seidu, A. - A., Amu, H., Salihu, T., Agbaglo, E., Amoah, A., Abodey, E., et al. (2021). Prevalence and Factors Associated with Hygiene Behaviours among In-School Adolescents in Ghana. J, 4(2), 169-181. https://doi.org/10.3390/j4020014
Hagan Junior, J. E., Seidu, A. - A., Amu, H., Salihu, T., Agbaglo, E., Amoah, A., Abodey, E., Boateng, M. A., and Ahinkorah, B. O. (2021). Prevalence and Factors Associated with Hygiene Behaviours among In-School Adolescents in Ghana. J 4, 169-181.
Hagan Junior, J.E., et al., 2021. Prevalence and Factors Associated with Hygiene Behaviours among In-School Adolescents in Ghana. J, 4(2), p 169-181.
J.E. Hagan Junior, et al., “Prevalence and Factors Associated with Hygiene Behaviours among In-School Adolescents in Ghana”, J, vol. 4, 2021, pp. 169-181.
Hagan Junior, J.E., Seidu, A.-A., Amu, H., Salihu, T., Agbaglo, E., Amoah, A., Abodey, E., Boateng, M.A., Ahinkorah, B.O.: Prevalence and Factors Associated with Hygiene Behaviours among In-School Adolescents in Ghana. J. 4, 169-181 (2021).
Hagan Junior, John Elvis, Seidu, Abdul-Aziz, Amu, Hubert, Salihu, Tarif, Agbaglo, Ebenezer, Amoah, Abigail, Abodey, Eric, Boateng, Margaret Abokoma, and Ahinkorah, Bright Opoku. “Prevalence and Factors Associated with Hygiene Behaviours among In-School Adolescents in Ghana”. J 4.2 (2021): 169-181.
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