Gender based inequality in care seeking of under five children
Objective: The objective of present study is to assess difference in treatment seeking behavior of families in urban slums for their male and female child.
Methods: Study was carried out in urban slums of Udaipur city. Total 34 slums were clustered in the city. Six families were selected from every cluster.
Results: Ratio between male and female children was 1:1. Most of the families chose unqualified care providers for girls as compared to boys. Expenditure on health care was more for boys.
Conclusion: Utilization of government medical facilities was very less by rural population and even lesser in case of girls. There appear to be significant difference in seeking care for male and female child.
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