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KNOWLEDGE AND HYGIENE PRACTICE AMONG BUTCHERS WORKING IN ABATTOIR ZANGON SHANU SABONGARI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, KADUNA STATE

This study assesses of knowledge and hygiene
practice among butchers working in abattoir
Zangon Shanu Sabongari LGA Kaduna State.
The descriptive research design was used for
this study and the target population are
butchers, slaughtering regularly. Simple
random sampling technique was used to select
110 respondents for the study. The instrument
used for this study was questionnaire which
consists of four sections that elicited the socio-demographic characteristics of the
respondents, level of knowledge, level of
practice on hygiene among butchers working
in the abattoir and factors that influence
hygiene practice. The questionnaires were
pilot tested using the Cronbach alpha value for
the analysis that yield a coefficient reliability
score of 0.79. The data obtained from the study
was clean coded and analyzed using statistical
package for social sciences (SPSS) version 23,
and was computed using descriptive statistical
tools of frequencies and percentages. The
result from this study shows that the
respondents are knowledgeable about hygiene
and the practice of hygiene is moderate. The
study also observes that all the factors listed in
this study such as regular supervision and
inspection of butchers, including abattoir by
appropriate management, knowledge of
personal and environmental hygiene, training
of butchers on proper ways of meat handling
and slaughter processing. Lastly, availability
of portable water supply, good toilet facilities
and washing hand facilities influence hygiene practice. It is therefore recommended that the
government should motivates our butchers by
building modern abattoir with good toilet
facilities, washing hands facilities and
portable water supply

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