Health seeking behaviour of small income market vendors: Diabetes primary care in Gulu Municipality, northern Uganda
Loum, Constantine S.L.
Odongkara, Beatrice M.
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Uganda faces a serious threat of non-communicable diseases including type 2 diabetes; sedentary lifestyles predispose people to these diseases. Objective: To understand the diabetes health seeking behaviour of market vendors at the main market, Gulu Municipality. Method: This cross-sectional study used quantitative and qualitative methods to understand experiences of market vendors on health seeking behaviour. After general sensitization and mobilisation in the market, 400 participants were enrolled for the study, however quantitative analysis was done only on data from 375 participants (316 women and 59 men); 25 participants had missing data; 30 of these 375 were interviewed and the qualitative analyses of their responses offered further insight on health seeking – and is reported here.The qualitative data will be reported later.
- Medical and Health Sciences