1.1 Background of the Study
Health experience and choice originate within a cultural perspective. Cultural values, attitudes and behaviours are seen as an integral part of personal definition of health and diseases. King M. medicine developing countries (1973) stated that some customs took it that the primary role of a woman is just bearing or rearing children, they were some times forbidden to eat certain types of meat while others restrict a woman's movement and prevent her from attaining economic independence.
Dibia (2012), described cultural practices that contributed to ill-health and listed them as taboo, tribal mark superstitious belief, circumcision and idol worship, stated that these contributed to ill-health.
Social factor have tremendous influence on health care delivery. The social habit, activities, Occupation, gender and gender roles, taboo superstitious beliefs, custom, poverty and social interactions between individuals and groups affect health. Belief system involves stories whose interpretation can give people insight into how they should feeds, think and behave. Beliefs are represented by propositions about reality that either is not based on scientific evidence or proof. They are convictions of laid-down rules which people must strictly adhere to. These rules must not be broken, when the rules are broken, the people who are convicted about them believe that repercussion will follow. These beliefs can be superstition, traditional and religious. Superstitions belief neither justified by reason, nor evidence noir by any religious canon.