Care-seeking for fatal illnesses in young children in Indramayu, West Java, Indonesia.
To examine patterns of seeking care for gravely ill infants and children, we studied all deaths in children under 5 in 10 000 households in Indramayu, West Java, Indonesia, between July 1, 1991, and Dec 31, 1992. 141 deaths were identified (mortality rate 807 per 1000), of which 139 were due to causes other than trauma.
No treatment of any kind was sought outside the home for 30 (22%) of the children who died from natural causes, and for 59 (42%) others only a traditional healer or other source of non-western medical advice was consulted.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bactériose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Enfant, Homme, Mortalité, Indonésie, Asie, Pneumonie, Soin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Bacteriosis, Infection, Epidemiology, Child, Human, Mortality, Indonesia, Asia, Pneumonia, Care
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