Utilization of health care in an African urban area : results from a household survey in Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso.
This study analysed the level of utilization of different kinds of health care providers, and its correlates, by people reporting an illness via a household health survey in a representative sample of 547 households (3667 persons) in the city of Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso in 1989.
More than one-fourth of the sample reported suffering from a health care problem in the 2-week period preceding the interview, Self care was the most frequently reported type of care received (55.6%). Bivariate analysis and logistic regression revealed that the principal determinants of the utilization of modern care givers were age, socio-economic level, illness characteristics (type, length, severity), and cost of care and transportation.
In particular, we found that : (I) Even though the family remained the main provider of care in case of minor (mild and short) illnesses, it did not prevent modern health facilities from playing their curative role in case of serious illnesses. (2) Residential zone (central versus peripheral zone) was not significantly associated with health care choice, which was contrary to expectation. (3) On the other hand, socio-economic status strongly affected health-seeking behavior. (4) The travel pattern of the ill persons favored health care facilities in the central zone. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin, Utilisation, Service santé, Burkina Faso, Afrique, Homme, Zone urbaine, Système santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Care, Use, Health service, Burkina Faso, Africa, Human, Urban area, Health system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0056009
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 21/05/1997.