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Preferred Forms of Healthcare: At 66%, majority of Pakistanis prefer to visit a doctor if they happen to be sick, while 13% say they go to a hakeem: Survey

Islamabad, March 13, 2019 (PPI-OT): According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup and Gilani Pakistan, at 66%, majority of Pakistanis prefer to visit a doctor if they happen to be sick, while 13% say they go to a hakeem.

 

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “Which method of treatment do you prefer the most?” In response to this question, 66% said visiting a doctor, 13% said hakeem, 12% said homeopathy, 4% said dum durood, 4% said household remedies, while 1% did not know or did not wish to respond.

 

Question: “Which method of treatment do you prefer the most?”

 

Preference and the actual use of healthcare may differ. For actual use patterns, please refer to a poll released by Gallup Pakistan on March 12, 2019.

 

The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup and Gilani Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1142 men and women in urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during 24 January – 28 January, 2019. The error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 percent at the 95% confidence level.

 

For more information, contact:

Group Manager,

Gilani Research Foundation

Islamabad, Pakistan

Tel: +92-51-2655630

E-mail: fatima.idrees@gilanifoundation.com

Website: http://www.gilanifoundation.com/