ACCESS TO AND UTILIZATION OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES IN THE AJUMAKO-ENYAN-ESSIAM AND UPPER-DENKYIRA DISTRICTS OF THE CENTRAL REGION, GHANA

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ABSTRACT

The study examined access to and utilization of health care facilities in the

Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam and Upper Denkyira districts of the Central Region.

Multi-stage sampling procedure was adopted to select the two districts capitals

and 15 other settlements in the two districts. In all 17 settlements, seven from

Upper Denkyira and 10 from Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam were selected. Four

hundred and twenty respondents from UDD and 380 from AEED were included

in the study. Questionnaire consisting of both open-ended and closed-ended

items were administered to the 800 respondents. Using Statistical Package for

Social Sciences (SPSS) and STATA the collected data were analysed and output

displayed in frequencies, percentages and binary logistic regression. It emerged

that both orthodox and non-orthodox facilities were available and operated

along-side each other. Again, among orthodox facilities, drug stores were the

most widely used. It also emerged that socio-demographic characteristics such

as sex, age, occupation, formal level of education, income, marital and

residential status of heads of households influenced the choice of health care

facilities in both districts. Diseases such as malaria, diarrhoea, typhoid and skin

rashes were some of the diseases reported. However, malaria was the major.

Disease reported. Even though the districts differed in their levels of

development, use of health care facilities were similar. It is recommended that

more health care facilities be provided in order to increase access to health care

services. For instance, more CHPS compound could be provided in rural areas

to help increase their access to orthodox medicine.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). ACCESS TO AND UTILIZATION OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES IN THE AJUMAKO-ENYAN-ESSIAM AND UPPER-DENKYIRA DISTRICTS OF THE CENTRAL REGION, GHANA. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 23, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/access-to-and-utilization-of-health-care-facilities-in-the-ajumako-enyan-essiam-and-upper-denkyira-districts-of-the-central-region-ghana

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "ACCESS TO AND UTILIZATION OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES IN THE AJUMAKO-ENYAN-ESSIAM AND UPPER-DENKYIRA DISTRICTS OF THE CENTRAL REGION, GHANA" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 02 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/access-to-and-utilization-of-health-care-facilities-in-the-ajumako-enyan-essiam-and-upper-denkyira-districts-of-the-central-region-ghana . Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

MLA7

Research, SSA. "ACCESS TO AND UTILIZATION OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES IN THE AJUMAKO-ENYAN-ESSIAM AND UPPER-DENKYIRA DISTRICTS OF THE CENTRAL REGION, GHANA". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 02 Apr. 2021. Web. 23 Apr. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/access-to-and-utilization-of-health-care-facilities-in-the-ajumako-enyan-essiam-and-upper-denkyira-districts-of-the-central-region-ghana >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "ACCESS TO AND UTILIZATION OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES IN THE AJUMAKO-ENYAN-ESSIAM AND UPPER-DENKYIRA DISTRICTS OF THE CENTRAL REGION, GHANA" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 23, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/access-to-and-utilization-of-health-care-facilities-in-the-ajumako-enyan-essiam-and-upper-denkyira-districts-of-the-central-region-ghana