Global Journal of Life Sciences and Biological Research
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Assessment of Mothers/Care Givers Health Care Seeking Behavior for Childhood Illness in Rural Ensaro District, North Shoa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia 2014

S. Sisay, G. Endalew and G. Hadgu

The practice of appropriate health care seeking has a great potential to reduce the occurrence of severe and life-threatening childhood illnesses. However, varieties of factors have been identified as the leading causes of poor utilization of primary health care services. Poor socio-economic status, lack of physical accessibility, attitude to modern treatment, low literacy level of the mothers, large family size, number of symptoms, previous experience of child death, and perceived severity of illness were the predictors of care seeking behavior