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Health Seeking Behaviour among the Rural Dwellers in Ekiti State, Nigeria

D Omotoso

Abstract


A health condition involves a state of complete physical, mental and social well being. It involves functioning of the body systems, absence of disease and disability. However, an unhealthy situation involves a state of mental disorder, disability and non-functioning of the body system. People tend to seek for health if however; they meet themselves on the latter condition, hence, the reason for the study. The study employs data from both primary and secondary sources and use Tipping and Senegal’s (1995) model of health seekers behavioural theory as basis of its theoretical underpinning. Results from the study show the type of ailment; availability of money at the time of illness, age, religious background educational background, seventy of sickness, and household position among others determining the health seeking behavionr in the area. The study suggests better equipping of medical services in the area. The study is of benefit to policy makers and
researchers.

Key points: Health seeking; rural dwellers, conceptualization in Ekiti State.




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v4i2.58296
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