Childhood morbidity and health services utilization : cross-national comparisons of user-related factors from DHS data.
The purpose of this study was to examine user-related factors that influence the utilization of medical care facilities for treating childhood morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa.
Data from six African countries which participated in the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program were examined using a modified version of the Andersen Behavioral model as a conceptual framework.
The results indicate that while the prevalence of childhood morbidity is high in all the countries, between 23-68% of sick children were not taken for a medical visit.
This is a major concern since the diseases examined here account for a high proportion of deaths among children.
Mots-clés Pascal : Utilisation, Service santé, Enfant, Afrique subsaharienne, Morbidité, Accessibilité, Etude comparative, Système santé, Homme, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Use, Health service, Child, Sub-Saharan Africa, Morbidity, Accessibility, Comparative study, Health system, Human, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0314120
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.