This project has the aim of studying the fertility and mortality rate
in Osogbo Local Government. The study employed the use of statistical
methods like moving Average, least square and Demography analysis. The
result of the analysis shows that there is relationship between
fertility and mortality. It is also the predictive power of an increase.
Therefore, it is recommended that government should provide more
medical facilities for easy delivery.
In statistical analysis and inference statistics is playing an
important role nearly in all phases of human life. Formally dealing only
with affair of the state and this account for its name statistics.
The influence of statistics is now spread to manufacturing companies,
agricultural sectors, bank, business communication, economic,
education, political science, psychology, sociology and other numerous
held of life. It’s therefore, a body of scientific method and theory of
collecting, organizing, presenting and analyzing of data as well as
drawing valid conclusion and making a reasonable decision. The
application is found in all discipline of numerical form.
Furthermore, this project is to explain and to analyze more on
fertility and mortality rate of people in “OSOGBO LOCAL GOVERNMENT”.
This project cover four fiscal year from 2006 – 2009 and data is being
collected at LAUTECH TEACHING HOSPITAL OSOGBO. Also computation would be
determined from the total number of fertility and mortality rate and
this will be use for information required for the actualization of
1.2 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
LAUTECH TEACHING HOSPITAL is owned by both Osun State Government and
Oyo State Government. The hospital is situated at Idi-seke area in
Osogbo Local Government. LAUTECH Teaching Hospital is equiped to
standard that no other hospital in the state can complete with it.
LAUTECH Teaching Hospital has many professional doctors and well trained
and very efficient nurses.
1.3 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
- To know whether the number of life birth (Fertility) of
Osogbo Local Government is more than number of death (Mortality).
- To be able to study the future occurrence in the rate of fertility and mortality by using least square method.
- To measure the trend value of fertility and mortality rate by using moving average method.
1.4 TYPES OF STATISTICS
There are two types of statistics namely:
- Descriptive statistics
- Inference statistics
In descriptive statistics, the research has information on every
member of the population and also describes the characteristics of the
population such as: Total, average, Means or more (Population
Parameters). But in Inferential Statistics, the researcher has
information on part of population (sample). Mean, mode and standard
deviation are collected for the sample; each of them is called
1.5 USES OF STATISTICS
Statistics is useful in all field of human endeavour. We can use the
knowledge of statistics to find the number of employed people in a
country, we can use it to find market trend, to make any possible
request in any business ventures. Infact, there is no aspect of our
daily life that statistics is not applicable.
1.5.1 TYPES OF STATISTICAL DATA
Data can be defined as pieces of information collected for specific purpose.
In any survey, what determines the types of data to be collected is the topic studying upon, which enquiries are to be made.
1.5.2 PRIMARY DATA
Primary data can be define as the data collected or drawn from the
original source for specific reason, from which it will be useful. These
types of data are always accurate and reliable upon it can be collected
through these methods:
- Mail questionnaire
- Telephone interview
- Personal interview
- Direct observation
1.5.3 SECONDARY DATA
This is the data collected for a purpose different for which is
originally meant for. It is a secondhand data collected for a purpose
direct from statistical enquiries in which they used. It has the
advantage of reducing the time and cost to be used.
1.6 POSSIBLE LIMITATION TO THE USE OF DATA
The data collected is a secondary data and it’s liable to some kind
of difficulties which limits the extent to which it can be used dealing
with secondary data.
Therefore, any suggestion or recommendation made as the outcome of analysis is not only meant for LAUTECH Teaching Hospital.