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Type Journal Article - International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health
Title Health seeking behavior among women in Bhimtar, Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal
Author(s)
Volume 4
Issue 6
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
Page numbers 1854-1857
URL http://www.ijcmph.com/index.php/ijcmph/article/viewFile/1253/1162
Abstract
Background: When assessing and monitoring the health of a population, it is important to describe not only classical
mortality and morbidity indicators but also, perceived illness, visits to primary health services, and utilization of the
healthcare services provided. Objectives of the study were to determine the health status and factors affecting health
seeking behaviour of women.
Methods: A descriptive study was done at Bhimtar, Sindhupalchowk District in Nepal, involving 147 subjects
sampled by purposive sampling. Study population consisted of women. Data was collected by house to house
interview with pretested questionnaire during month of September 2016. Data was entered and then analysed using
Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) 20. Simple measures of statistics like frequency, percentages,
means were used to represent the data in tables as a part of descriptive analysis and chi-square test was applied to see
the association with dependent variables.

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