Demand for Child Health Care Services The Case Of Suba East Division Migori District Kenya
The major objective of the study was to identify which factors' affect demand for child health care services and their importance in Migori district. The high child mortality rate, morbidity rate and low life expectancy levels are a contrast to the increase in the number of personnel in the district. The study therefore set out to highlight some of the factors that contribute to these poor health indices. To achieve the objectives of the study, cross sectional primary data were allowed using a questionnaire from a sample of 123 respondent. both the descriptive and regression results were given. for multinominal econometric analysis of data, only 106 respondent were used to some incomplete data. due to discrete nature of demand for children health care, a multinomial logit model was adopted to capture the overall demand and the demand for particular health provider. The result showed that waiting time, no. of siblings, house hold size, fathers level of education, household level of income and mothers employment were the significant variables. number of siblings and household's level of income were found to be negatively related to the demand for child health care services. Waiting time, household size, father's level of education and mothers employment are positively related to the demand for child health care services.