Relationship Between Indoor Air Quality and the Incidence of Health Complaints by Residents of Residential Buildings in Nigeria


  • Oluwafemi Kehinde Akande Department of Architecture, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
  • Emmanuel Moses Anikor Interstate Architects Limited, 41, Colorado Close, Minister’s hill, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Igbayemi Daniel Akeremale Department of Architectural Technology, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Nigeria
  • Damilola Omusi Adesina Department of Architecture, Baze University, Jabi Airport Road Bypass Abuja, Nigeria



Housing Quality, Quality of Life, Public Health, Nigeria


Nigeria is plagued by high endemic rates of infectious diseases unintentionally caused by poor housing quality. This study investigated the relationship between housing quality and the health complaints of residential occupants in Nigeria. The objective is to establish a resident-centred quality of life through quality housing provision in Nigeria. A quantitative approach to data collection, comprising household surveys and indoor environment monitoring in Bauchi metropolis, was conducted. The average CO2 emission indicates acceptable ventilation in the buildings, while the mean IAQ values (i.e., particulate matter) exceeded the WHO recommendation. A broader approach to healthy housing that incorporates the significance of building design was suggested.


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How to Cite

Akande, O. K., Anikor, E. M., Akeremale , I. D., & Adesina , D. O. (2023). Relationship Between Indoor Air Quality and the Incidence of Health Complaints by Residents of Residential Buildings in Nigeria. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 8(26), 317–326.