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Factors influencing utilization of the preventive health services among children aged 6-60 months in Bahrain. Part I.

TitleFactors influencing utilization of the preventive health services among children aged 6-60 months in Bahrain. Part I.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsElgewaily M, al-Sayyed J, Gadalla F
JournalJ Egypt Public Health Assoc
Volume64
Issue1-2
Pagination145-54
Date Published1989
ISSN0013-2446
KeywordsAge Factors, Attitude to Health, Bahrain, Child Health Services, Child, Preschool, Family Characteristics, Health Services Research, Humans, Infant, Mothers, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Preventive Health Services
Abstract

Two-hundred fifty-eight out of 2587 children aged 6-60 months were randomly selected from eight villages in western region of Bahrain. The data were collected by visiting and interviewing the mothers, and examining the birth certificates for immunizations. Age of the child, family structure, sickness of the child and mother's attitude toward the provided preventive services were significant determinants for the use of preventive care. However, no significant relationships were found between utilization of the preventive care and child sex, family size, mother's education, socioeconomic status and situational factors.

Alternate JournalJ Egypt Public Health Assoc
PubMed ID2520145