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Table 6 Reasons for not seeking healthcare, 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 = 34) Fever (n = 53) Skin irritation (n = 19) Eye condition (n = 26) Total (n = 561) Smallholder farmers (n = 39) Commercial farmers (n = 22) Pastoralists (n = 48) Service sector workers (n = 20)
Self-treatment with medicine 32.4 28.3 26.3 7.7 26.1 34 34 13 48
Self-treatment with herbs / milk 35.3 37.7 36.8 23.1 29.1 11 8 67 4
No necessity 23.5 28.3 36.8 42.3 36 47 45 12 47
No money 8.8 5.7 0 23.1 7.5 8 11 5 1
Distance to facility 0 0 0 3.8 1.3 0 2 3 0