Table 2

Mothers' Response / Management of Sick Child

Variable

Frequency

Percentage


Was an action taken?

(N = 200)

Took an Action

162

81

Did not take an action

38

19

Total

200

100

Nature of Action Taken

(N= 162)

Used drugs at home

129

79.6

Used local herbs alone

7

5.42

Combined both traditional and orthodox

19

11.72

Sponge with water

5

1.8

Took child to private clinic

2

1.56

Total

162

100

Source of Drugs

(N = 160)

Patent Medcine Store

98

61.25

Chemist

50

31.25

Private clinic

2

1.25

Home

10

6.25

Total

160

100


Olaogun et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2006 6:1   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-6-1

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