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Table 2 Health seeking behavior

From: Preventive healthcare uptake in private hospitals in Nigeria: a cross-sectional survey (Nisa premier hospital)

VariablesN (%)
Place of choice to go to for illness/treatment
 Drug store (Pharmacy)37 (10)
 Government hospital50 (13)
 Private Clinic293 (77)
 Others1 (0)
 Traditional healer0 (0)
Frequency of hospital visits
 Every 6 months147 (39)
 Every 1 year68 (18)
 Monthly113 (30)
 Two years above37 (10)
When there is need16 (4)
Factors that determine choice of hospital
 0Proximity111 (29)
 Working hours of health facility67 (18)
 Staff courtesy159 (42)
 Qualified health staff281 (74)
 Waiting time171 (45)
 Cleanliness of facility162 (43)
 Reputation of health facility144 (38)
 Cost of services83 (22)
Extent of illness before visiting healthcare facility
 Life threatening10 (3)
 Not serious150 (39)
 Somewhat serious193 (51)
 Very serious28 (7)
Diseases that have required hospital intervention in the past 1 year
 Acute diseases263 (69)
 Infectious diseases18 (5)
 Chronic diseases49 (13)
 None of the above32 (18)
 Others34 (9)