Title

Sociodemographic factors in relationship to health seeking behavior of families with children, experiencing common illnesses in Brgy. Zone I-A, Dasmariñas, Cavite, 2014

Date of Completion

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Community Medicine

Keywords

Health Behavior, Children, Presenteeism

Abstract

This study utilized a cross sectional research design. Two hundred ten (210) families were selected by simple random sampling from the population of families with children, experiencing common illness. Interview method guided by a set of questions was utilized in collecting data. Chi-sqaure was used in determining the relationship between the sociodemographic factors and health seeking behaviors of families in Brgy. Zone I-A, Dasmarinas, Cavite. From the interpreted data, it can be concluded that (1) educational attainment of the primary caregiver had no association with the health seeking behavior of the family; (2) ownership of a health insurance by the primary caregiver had no association with the health seeking behavior of the family and; (3) socioeconomic status of the family had an association with the health seeking behavior of the family.

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