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FAMILY STRUCTURE This parts presents the family structure.

This part of the age and sex of the families surveyed, civil status of each members, the family size, and the female reproductive ages. Nursing services are now very needed in the community because of numerous kinds of crisis. The family breadwinner no longer necessarily the father. Many individuals are unemployed. Adolescent mothers are very common. Many of the families live in poverty.


This part presents the employment status, monthly income, educational attainment and religion. Employment status of each family determines the projected income of the household. Educational background indicates educational status of the member of the family that eventually gives them the chance to be aware of their environment. Religion binds the family to have an organized system of worship. The socio-economic information that follows is an attempt to synthesize relevant demographic, social, and economic data and to explain their relevance to resource management in general development in Barangay Hipodromo, Cebu City in particular.


The following tables shows the length of residency, house ownership, land ownership, housing structure, electricity, means of cooking, garbage disposal, and water sources surveyed in Riverside, Hipodromo in October 2010. The length of residency is the length of time the family lived in their place. The house ownership and land ownership in a place can be owned, rented or squat. Landowner is a holder of the estate in land with considerable rights of ownership or, simply put, an owner of the land. Lot rent means you are renting a vacant piece of land which may or may not have improvements, like water, sewer lines, or electricity. Squatting consists of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied space or building, usually residential, that the squatter does not own, rent or otherwise have permission to use. The housing structure can be wood, concrete or mixed (wood and concrete). The availability of electricity on every household, means of cooking are divided into electric stove, wood, charcoal, or gas. The garbage disposal may be covered or uncovered and water sources can be from pipe, artesian, spring/river, deep well or surface well.

HEALTH CARE This part presents the healthcare access of the people. Another problem plaguing the individual is the access to the healthcare. There is lack of health insurance which relates to income. Low income has been associated with relatively higher rates of health problems. The use of healthcare services is also affected by unemployment and poverty. Even though some government assistance is available, eligibility for government insurance program and benefits varies considerably from state to state and is continually being reevaluated.