Family Medicine & Medical Science Research

Family Medicine & Medical Science Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2327-4972


Desale Demelash

North Wollo Health Department, Amhara Regional Health Bureau, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Health Care Seeking Behavior of Mothers for Common Childhood Illness and Associated Factors in Woldia Town Administration, Northeast Ethiopia
    Author(s): Desale Demelash, Toyeb Yasine* and Wondwosen Mebratu

    Background: Early detection and immediate health care seeking practice of care is an important step towards increasing child survival and reducing mortality. Many child deaths are attributed to delay in seeking care and child mortality is still insufficient progress. Despite the great potential of health seeking behavior of mothers for common childhood illness in reducing child morbidity and mortality, its status is not well known in the study area. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess mothers’/care givers health care seeking behavior and its associated factors for childhood illnesses in Woldia town administrative 2019. Methods: A community based cross-sectional study design was done on a sample of 662 mothers/caregivers from February 28 to March 28,2019. simple random sampling method was used for sample selection. Data was e.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2327-4972.20.9.256

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