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Table 3 Healthcare providers consulted by respondents who sought care outside the home for pneumonia in the last year or influenza-like illness in the last month, Santa Rosa, Guatemala, 2006a

From: Low usage of government healthcare facilities for acute respiratory infections in guatemala: implications for influenza surveillance

  Children <5 years old Persons five years and older
Source of healthcare n (%) n (%)
Pneumonia (N = 55) (N = 199)
   Hospital 17 (25) 28 (12)
Government hospital 16 (24) 22 (11)
Private hospital 2 (1) 6 (1)
   Outpatient providers 38 (75) 171 (88)
Government clinic 17 (31) 46 (27)
Private clinic 26 (53) 65 (31)
Pharmacy 4 (6) 45 (16)
Traditional healer 2 (3) 11 (7)
Drug shop 3 (7) 13 (8)
Social Security clinic 1 (3) 3 (2)
Other 0 (0) 10 (7)
Influenza-like illness (N = 87) (N = 337)
   Hospital 6 (5) 3 (0.2)
Government hospital 5 (5) 2 (0.1)
Private hospital 1 (0.3) 1 (0.1)
   Outpatient providers 81 (95) 334 (100)
Government clinic 34 (41) 111 (36)
Private clinic 20 (20) 53 (13)
Pharmacy 12 (13) 110 (29)
Traditional healer 4 (3) 4 (2)
Drug shop 12 (17) 50 (17)
Social Security clinic 1 (1) 0 (0)
Other 3 (3) 17 (5)
  1. aNumbers will not necessarily add up to 100% because more than one healthcare provider can be consulted in the course of an illness. Percentages are calculated using sample weights.