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Health-seeking behaviour in the city of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo: results from a cross-sectional household survey

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, April 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Health-seeking behaviour in the city of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo: results from a cross-sectional household survey
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, April 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-14-173
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Authors

Mukalenge F Chenge, Jean Van der Vennet, Numbi O Luboya, Veerle Vanlerberghe, Mala A Mapatano, Bart Criel

Abstract

Concerns about the occurrence of disease among household members generally initiate treatment-seeking actions. This study aims to identify the various treatment-seeking options of patients in Lubumbashi, analyze their health-seeking behaviour, identify determinants for the use of formal care, and analyze direct health care expenditure.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 58 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 18%
Researcher 10 17%
Student > Postgraduate 8 13%
Unspecified 4 7%
Other 14 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 40%
Unspecified 9 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 8%
Social Sciences 5 8%
Environmental Science 3 5%
Other 14 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2016.
All research outputs
#2,230,079
of 12,914,645 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,031
of 4,290 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#28,486
of 155,574 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#3
of 6 outputs
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