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Table 2 Proportion of common childhood illness among mothers/caregivers with under five children’s in Dangila town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2015

From: Level of modern health care seeking behaviors among mothers having under five children in Dangila town, north West Ethiopia, 2016: a cross sectional study

Variable   Frequency (N = 273) Percent (%)
Complains of mothers/care givers. Cough 70 26
Difficulty of breathing 31 11
Fever 65 24
Diarrhea 55 20
Ear infection 8 3
Two and above symptoms 44 16
Decision makers for medical treatment Mothers 177 79.0
Fathers 17 7.6
Grand parents 5 2.2
Both mothers and fathers. 25 11.2
Distribution of health seeking behavior among mothers/care givers Treat with Hole water 3 1.1
Self treatment at home 3 1.1
Take to traditional treatment 8 2.9
Did nothing 12 4.4
Treat the child by buying from pharmacy or drug sellers 23 8.4
Take to private health facility 45 16.5
Take to Government facility 179 65.9
Perceived illness stayed for medical care among mothers/care takers On the same day of child hood illness 62 22.8
After one days of child hood illness 126 46.4
After two days of child hood illness 48 17.4
After three days of child hood illness 37 13.4
Main reasons of mothers/caregivers for not seeking medical care No treatment for sickness 6 2
Cost of medical care 11 4.1
No trust on health providers competency 17 6.1
Lack of time 17 6.1
Thought it get better by it self 28 10.2
Don’t get immediate care / wait for several times for service 39 14.3
Shortage of money 44 16.3
Thought sickness is incurable 44 16.3
Illness was mild 67 24.5