Pattern Of Morbidities of Under -5 year Children and Health Seeking Behaviour of their mother in rural community of Bangladesh
Bangladesh is one of the densely populated countries in the world. The children constitute a larger proportion of the total population in Bangladesh.
The objective of this study was to detect the morbidity pattern of under-five children and health-seeking behavior of their mother in the rural community of Bangladesh.
It was a descriptive type of cross-sectional study, carried at Taltola in the rural area of Dhamrai Upazilla. It was conducted from January 2017- June 2017 and study subjects were 360.
The mean age of the respondents with SD 21.36 ± 5.86 years. Less than one-third of the respondents were Illiterate. The mean family income was BDT 10,750 (SD±4929). More than two-thirds (81.23%) of the respondent had only one under-five child. Maximum of the children were completely vaccinated (67.22%). Most of the children suffered from common cold (48.3%), then Diarrhea (19.95%). More than fifty percent children were female (52.5%). The majority of the respondents took advice from pharmacy man (45.51%) and less than five percent (2.09%) did not take any advice.
Under five-year-old children are mostly affected by the common cold. Majority of the respondents took their children to Pharmacy man for treatment purpose.
Keywords: Under-5 Children, Health-seeking behaviour, Childhood Morbidity, Education, Income
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