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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 9 | Page No.: 1343-1346
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.1343.1346
 
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Occupancy Factor Model for Exposure to Atmospheric Radiation by Urban and Rural Dwellers in Nigeria

A.M. Arogunjo and A.S. Adekola

Abstract:
A mathematical representation is described, which has been developed to calculate the average time spent for indoor and outdoor activities by urban and rural dwellers. Questionnaire has been developed and administered to people residing at Lagos State and Benin City representing urban dwellers and some villages in Edo State representing rural dwellers. The independent variables of the mathematical representation were extracted from the information gathered through the questionnaire. The result shows that average city dwellers spent 20.33% of the total time per day exposed to atmospheric radiation while an average rural dweller spent 26.88% of the time per day exposed to atmospheric radiation. Also, the time spent by average city dweller for outdoor activities is between 2.391 and 7.369 h, while the time spent by an average rural dweller for outdoor activities is between 3.99 and 8.91 h. This implies that rural dwellers are more exposed to atmospheric radiation than city dwellers.
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How to cite this article:

A.M. Arogunjo and A.S. Adekola, 2007. Occupancy Factor Model for Exposure to Atmospheric Radiation by Urban and Rural Dwellers in Nigeria. Journal of Applied Sciences, 7: 1343-1346.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.1343.1346

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2007.1343.1346

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