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Titolo:
Health-seeking behaviour for child illness in Guatemala
Autore:
Goldman, N; Heuveline, P;
Indirizzi:
Princeton Univ, Off Populat Res, Princeton, NJ 08544 USA Princeton Univ Princeton NJ USA 08544 opulat Res, Princeton, NJ 08544 USA NORC, Populat Res Ctr, Chicago, IL USA NORC Chicago IL USANORC, Populat Res Ctr, Chicago, IL USA Univ Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 USA Univ Chicago Chicago IL USA 60637Univ Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 USA
Titolo Testata:
TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH
fascicolo: 2, volume: 5, anno: 2000,
pagine: 145 - 155
SICI:
1360-2276(200002)5:2<145:HBFCII>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
DEVELOPING-COUNTRIES; INTERVIEW SURVEYS; RURAL GUATEMALA; VALIDATION; MORBIDITY;
Keywords:
diarrhoea; ARI; Guatemala; health care behaviour;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
27
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Goldman, N Princeton Univ, Off Populat Res, 21 Prospect Ave, Princeton, NJ08544 USA Princeton Univ 21 Prospect Ave Princeton NJ USA 08544 08544 USA
Citazione:
N. Goldman e P. Heuveline, "Health-seeking behaviour for child illness in Guatemala", TR MED I H, 5(2), 2000, pp. 145-155

Abstract

Relying on data from the 1995 Guatemalan Survey of Family Health (EGSF), we analyse the relationship between child illness and health-seeking behaviour. Information on illness was collected for 3193 children. This analysis is based on 870 of these who became ill with diarrhoeal or respiratory disease during a 13-day period prior to interview. Estimates are derived from logistic models of the probability of seeing any or a specific type of: health care provider as a function of characteristics of the illness on a given day and the child. The results indicate that modern medical care plays a major role in the treatment of infectious illness among children in rural Guatemala, with visits to pharmacists, doctors and the staff at government health facilities occurring much more frequently than visits to curers and other traditional practitioners. In general, families are much more likely to seek out a health care provider when a child experiences fever and gastrointestinal symptoms than when suffering from respiratory and other symptoms, and when a mother perceives the illness to be serious. The results also indicate that infants, low parity children, and children assessed as having generally been in good health are more likely to visit health care providers than other children. However, the particular associations often vary by type of health care provider.

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