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Table 7 Treatment-seeking behaviour

From: Knowledge and reported practices of men and women on maternal and child health in rural Guinea Bissau: a cross sectional survey

  Women (N = 310) Men (N = 310)
  Number % Number %
Person from whom help is sought if child is ill     
Another Parent 156 50.3 14 4.5
Relative 40 12.9 68 21.9
Traditional Healer 3 1.0 12 3.9
Asc 7 2.3 13 4.2
Matrona 2 0.7 1 0.3
Clinic 84 27.1 180 58.1
Hospital 1 0.3 6 1.9
Other 17 5.5 16 5.2
Where is medicine bought normally*     
Local Person 59 19.0 56 18.1
Relative 2 0.6 0 0.0
Pharmacy 111 35.8 130 41.9
USB 23 7.4 29 9.4
Local Clinic 182 58.7 162 52.3
Other 46 14.8 28 9.0
Do Not Know 0 0.0 1 0.3
Which of the listed medicine kept at home*     
ORS 4 1.3 2 0.6
Chloroquine and/or Fansidar 15 4.8 19 6.1
Paracetamol 16 5.2 25 8.1
Bactrim 1 0.3 9 2.9
Amoxycilin 1 0.3 3 1.0
Traditional Medicine 9 2.9 25 8.1
Other 23 7.4 40 12.9
Cannot Identify 9 2.9 14 4.5
None 254 81.9 225 72.6
  1. *more than one answer could be given