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Table 2 Disease specific preference for various healthcare providers

From: Are 'Village Doctors' in Bangladesh a curse or a blessing?

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)
  1. Note: multiple responses recorded