Spatial Analysis of Spatio-Physical Accessibility to Rural Healthcare Facilities in Nangere Local Government Area of Yobe State, Nigeria (Published)
The paper aimed to examine the spatio-physical accessibility to rural healthcare facilities in Nangere Local Government Area of Yobe State. The research was conducted using stratified random sampling. The Data was collected using a structured questionnaire and Global positioning system (GPS). The questionnaires were administered by means of face-to-face method of data collection. The GPS (Garmin 76CSx) was used to record the coordinates of the health facilities and 146 villages. The geospatial data was analyzed in ArcGIS 10.8 version’s environment. The questionnaires were processed using SPSS 22.0 software. The study findings revealed that the majority of the respondent’s walks on foot to access health facility in their area. The physical usability was determined using the spider diagram algorithm and multiple ring buffer technique. The minimum distance between the settlements and the nearest facility in each ward was 0.107 kilometers, while the maximum distance was 12.829 kilometers.
Citation: Lawan T.B. (2022) Spatial Analysis of Spatio-Physical Accessibility to Rural Healthcare Facilities in Nangere Local Government Area of Yobe State, Nigeria, British Journal of Earth Sciences Research, Vol.10, No.4, pp.21-36
Keywords: Healthcare, Nangere, Spatial, spider diagram