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Adult mortality from information on orphanhood and widowhood among the Kanuri of Nigeria

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 July 2008

E. O. Udjo
Affiliation:
Department of Sociology, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria

Summary

Although demographic information on Nigeria has increased in the past two decades, information on adult mortality in the country is still sparse. This paper provides information on the levels and trends in male and female adult mortality among the Kanuri of north-east Nigeria. Analysis of reports of orphanhood and widowhood suggests moderately high levels of mortality.

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