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Table 5 Care seeking practices

From: Knowledge and care seeking practices for ear infections among parents of under five children in Kigali, Rwanda: a cross-sectional study

   Frequency Percent
Where they seek treatment Health facilitya 780 96
Traditional medicinea 153 19
Community health worker 68 8
Self-medication 17 2
I would not seek treatment 8 1
Why they seek alternative therapy Povertya 538 66
Ignorancea 504 62
No health insurancea 333 41
Not worried about it 23 3
No need, its incurable 17 2
Othersa 86 11
Source of information Community Health workera 621 77
Health professionala 452 60
Family or neighbours 44 5
Others 28 4
I don’t need it 8 1
Consequences of infections Hearing lossa 764 94
Persistence of the diseasea 115 14
Extension to other organsa 106 13
Death 70 7
None 25 3
Others 16 2
  1. aOutcomes with multiple responses