Pattern Of Morbidities of Under -5 year Children and Health Seeking Behaviour of their mother in rural community of Bangladesh

  • Muhammad Tareque Hasan Mr. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4812-4462
  • MD. Abu Jafar Sujan
  • Bikash Chandra Sah
  • Md. Al Amin Khan
  • Ishraque Chowdhury
  • S.M. Rahbar Ashiq Taswir
  • MD Shafiul Alam Pavel
  • S.M Shamiul Hoque Chowdhury

Abstract

Background

Bangladesh is one of the densely populated countries in the world. The children constitute a larger proportion of the total population in Bangladesh.

Objectives

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.

Methods

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.

Results

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.

Conclusion

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

 

 

Published
2018-05-06
How to Cite
Hasan, M. T., Sujan, M. A. J., Sah, B. C., Khan, M. A. A., Chowdhury, I., Taswir, S. R. A., Pavel, M. S. A., & Chowdhury, S. S. H. (2018). Pattern Of Morbidities of Under -5 year Children and Health Seeking Behaviour of their mother in rural community of Bangladesh. International Journal of Perceptions in Public Health, 2(2), 88-93. Retrieved from http://ijpph.org/index.php/ijpph/article/view/111
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