Factors influencing utilization of the preventive health services among children aged 6-60 months in Bahrain. Part I

J Egypt Public Health Assoc. 1989;64(1-2):145-54.


Two-hundred fifty-eight out of 2587 children aged 6-60 months were randomly selected from eight villages in western region of Bahrain. The data were collected by visiting and interviewing the mothers, and examining the birth certificates for immunizations. Age of the child, family structure, sickness of the child and mother's attitude toward the provided preventive services were significant determinants for the use of preventive care. However, no significant relationships were found between utilization of the preventive care and child sex, family size, mother's education, socioeconomic status and situational factors.

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Attitude to Health
  • Bahrain
  • Child Health Services / statistics & numerical data*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Family Characteristics
  • Health Services Research
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Mothers / education
  • Mothers / psychology
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care*
  • Preventive Health Services / statistics & numerical data*