Examining the Determinants of Delayed Access to Primary Healthcare in Men

Olubunmi Olanrewaju, Adeola Abosede Adeniyi


Men are more reluctant to seek health care and it is putting them at risk. Delayed access to primary healthcare has a large impact on their health but timely access to health services aims to achieve optimum health outcomes. This paper builds on World Health Statistics 2019 report that men are likely to die earlier than women due to uneven access to health services. Several determinants could drive disparities in access to health care between men and women. This study explores the relevance of variables that can induce delayed access to primary healthcare for men and to what extent these factors are specific to health. Regression analysis carried out suggests that masculinity and health literacy explain differences in health care access. Tailoring useful interventions can facilitate appropriate health care seeking behaviors in men.

Keywords: Accessibility, Primary healthcare, Delayed Access, Health service utilization

DOI: 10.7176/JBAH/9-14-04

Publication date:July 31st 2019


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