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Table 5 Health-seeking behaviour, stratified by symptoms and groups [%]

From: Coping with ill-health: health care facility, chemist or medicinal plants? Health-seeking behaviour in a Kenyan wetland

  by symptom by group
  Abdominal complaint (n = 95) Fever (n = 107) Skin irritation (n = 56) Eye condition (n = 32) Total (n = 290) Smallholder farmers (263 symp.) Commercial farmers (211 symp.) Pastoralists (157 symp.) Service sector workers (220 symp.) Total (n = 851 symp.)
Public facility 65 79 71 66 72 75 48 66 84 72
Private facility 20 18 16 16 16 15 25 13 10 16
Chemist 11 2 7 13 9 8 11 12 7 9
Faith-based provider 3 2 5 3 3 2 4 8 0 3
Non-governmental provider 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 1
  1. symp. is usead as an abbreviation and stands for symptom