Factors associated with home remedy use by adults who do not attend health care facilities: Evidence from peruvian population-based survey, 2019

F. Guadalupe Peralta-Vera, Enzo Castillo-Céspedes, Mariajose Galup-Leyva, Joaquín Rucoba-Ames, Percy Herrera-Añazco, Vicente A. Benites-Zapata

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Abstract

We estimated home remedy use (HRU) prevalence and associated factors in adults who present symptoms, disease, or accidents using the National Household Survey 2019. The estimation was performed in a population that did not access a health care facility. We conducted an analytical cross-sectional study in adults over 18 years of age. The dependent variable was HRU (Yes/No) as the main reason for not going to health care facilities. We collected these variables: age, sex, education, marital status, ethnicity, region of residence, chronic diseases or disability, and health insurance. The HRU prevalence was associated with older participants, who lived in the highlands or the jungle, belonged to Quechua or Aymara ethnic groups, and had comprehensive health insurance. In contrast, there was a lower HRU prevalence for those enrolled in private insurance. The HRU was associated with various socio-demographic factors in adults with any symptoms, illness, or accidents not attending health centers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2110-2124
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2021

Keywords

  • Ethnic groups
  • Health care system
  • Insurance
  • Peru
  • Traditional medicine

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