Table 2

Disease specific preference for various healthcare providers

Disease (n = 360)

Type of health care provider

% (n)


Cold/Fever

Village Doctors

77.0 (194)


Home remedy

24.6 (62)


Homeopathic doctors

8.7 (22)


MBBS

8.3 (21)


Paramedics/SACMO

5.2 (13)


Kabiraj(traditional healer)

0.4 (1)


Pir/Fakir(spiritual healer)

0 (0)


Musculo-skeletal diseases

Home remedy

56.7 (17)


Village Doctors

53.3 (16)


MBBS

16.7 (5)


Homeopathic doctors

13.3 (4)


Paramedics/SACMO

3.3 (1)


Pir/Fakir (spiritual healer)

3.3 (1)


Kabiraj (traditional healer)

0 (0)


Gastro intestinal diseases

Village Doctors

63.3 (19)


Homeopathic doctors

20 (6)


MBBS

16.7 (5)


Home remedy

10 (3)


Paramedics/SACMO

3.3 (1)


Kabiraj (traditional healer)

3.3 (1)


Pir/Fakir(spiritual healer)

3.3 (1)


Neurological diseases

Village Doctors

68.8 (11)


Home remedy

31.3 (5)


MBBS

25 (4)


Paramedics/SACMO

6.3 (1)


Pir/Fakir(spiritual healer)

6.3 (1)


Homeopathic doctors

0 (0)


Kabiraj(traditional healer)

0 (0)


Respiratory tract diseases

Village Doctors

59.3 (16)


Home remedy

29.6 (8)


MBBS

25.9 (7)


Homeopathic doctors

7.4 (2)


Paramedics/SACMO

7.4 (2)


Pir/Fakir (spiritual healer)

3.7 (1)


Kabiraj(traditional healer)

0 (0)


Diarrhoeal diseases

Home remedy

57.1 (12)


Village Doctors

47.6 (10)


MBBS

14.3 (3)


Homeopathic doctors

4.8 (1)


Paramedics/SACMO

4.8 (1)


Kabiraj (traditional healer)

0 (0)


Pir/Fakir(spiritual healer)

0 (0)


Note: multiple responses recorded

Mahmood et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:18   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-10-18

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