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An Analysis of Drivers of Health Care Seeking Sources Preferences in Selected Wards in Eastern Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Muhanga, M.
dc.contributor.author Chabila, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-25T10:16:43Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-25T10:16:43Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Muhanga ,M.I and Mapoma, C..C. (2019). An Analysis of Drivers of Health Care Seeking Sources Preferences in Selected Wards in Eastern Tanzania. The East African Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Volume 1, Issue 1, 20-28 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3152
dc.description.abstract Access, effectiveness, and utilization of healthcare services can affect the attainment of good health as healthcare services have a role in promoting the population's health and livelihoods of communities. Understanding factors that drive an individual's preference in seeking health care from a particular source(s) is an important aspect that has a profound contribution in facilitating the effective provision of health services. Though this aspect is generally known; very scanty information is available on what drives individuals’ preference on health care service sources under One Health Approach in Tanzania. A cross-sectional study was conducted in Morogoro municipality and Mvomero district in Tanzania, inter alia, to analyse the determinants of individuals' health care service source preference. A structured questionnaire administered through a Computer-Aided Personal Interviewing (CAPI) electronic platform was used to collect data from 1440 respondents obtained through a multistage sampling procedure. IBM-SPSS v20 was used to analyse quantitative data. Binary logistic regression determined an individual preference for sources to seek health care. The results revealed that 41.2% of the respondents preferred to seek health care services from informal sources and 58.8% from formal sources. Marital status (Exp B= 0.001, 95% CI, .000 to .010), ß=-6.946, p=0.000, service characteristics (Exp B= 1.678, ß=0.518, p=0.000), beliefs on the effectiveness of health services (Exp B= 5.268, ß=1.662 at p=0.001) had significant influence on determining preference for a source of health care. It is recommended that health services should be improved from the formal health care sources since the majority of respondents had a preference for it en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The East African Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities en_US
dc.subject Health Care Seeking, determinants of health care seeking, health care utilisation, Tanzania en_US
dc.title An Analysis of Drivers of Health Care Seeking Sources Preferences in Selected Wards in Eastern Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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