ISSN: 1314-3344

Is Inheritance System a Factor in the Care of AIDS Orphans? The Asante and Krobo of Ghana Scenario

Abstract

Lily Yarney, Chuks Mba, Emmanuel Asampong, Joseph Darko and Joel Yarney

The study was to establish the extent to which inheritance system, age of caregiver, and orphan status influence the care of children orphaned by AIDS among two ethnic groups of Ghana- the Asante and Krobo. The study, which was conducted between 2008 and 2011 was a cross-sectional one that employed quantitative methods to establish associations between care of children orphaned by AIDS (using their nutritional status as the proxy for care), and inheritance system, caregiver Mathematica Aeterna, Vol. 2, 2012, no. 9, 735 - 759 age, and orphan status (paternal/maternal; single/double) using interview questionnaires and anthropometric assessment of orphans. Chi-square tests and regression analyses were used to test associations.

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