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Table 3 The First Action Taken for a Sick Child (n = 256)

From: Who is to blame? Perspectives of caregivers on barriers to accessing healthcare for the under-fives in Butere District, Western Kenya

Action Frequency Percent
Bought medicine from shop 136 53.1
Took child to govt. hospital 68 26.6
Took child to private hospital 3 1.2
Took child to traditional healer 16 6.3
Other actions 4 1.6
Took no action 29 11.3
Total 256 100.0