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Table 5 Reasons and stage of illness for seeking health facility visits and consultation with UHE-ps in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2015

From: Urban health extension program model housing and household visits improved the utilization of health Services in Urban Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Variables Number (N) Percent (%) (95% CI)
Consultation of UHE-ps in case of sickness
Yes 196 18.2 (16.1–20.5)
No 880 81.8 (79.5–83.9)
Total 1076 100
Reasons for visiting health facility
Child illness 37 19.6 (14.3–25.4)
Family planning 27 14.3 (9.5–19.6)
ANC 6 3.2 (1.1–5.8)
Delivery 8 4.2 (1.6–7.4)
Postnatal 2 1.1 (0–2.6)
Family illness 92 48.7 (41.3–56.1
Immunization 4 2.1 (0.5–4.2)
Total 189  
At what stage of the illness do you visit the health facility?
Soon after the illness starts 698 65.0 (62.0–67.8)
No improvement of the illness 349 32.5 (29.7–35.4)
If the sick person is unable to eat/drink 21 2.0 (1.1–2.8)
Others 6 0.6 (0.2–1.0)