Background: Rohingya refugees are one of the most vulnerable group due to lack of
health care system, personal hygiene, shelter, sanitation and violence.
present study aims to find out the health problems and health care seeking behavior
of rohingya refugees, to identify the socio-demographic information for such exposure
group in relation to age, sex, occupation, living areas, to explore the patient’s
physical, emotional, perceptions, attitudes and environmental health problems and
to bring out health care seeking behavior of refugees.
Methodology: A cross-sectional
study was conducted. A total of 149 samples were selected conveniently for this study
from the refugee camps. Data was collected by using mixed type of questionnaire. Descriptive
statistic was used for data analysis which has depicted through tables, pie chart
and bar chart.
Results: The finding of the study showed that 45.6% participants had
multiple problems, followed by 16.8% participants who had other specific problems
like musculoskeletal pain, visual problems and peptic ulcer. Urinary tract infection
was the leading individual health problem with 11.4% of the sample group having it.
10.7% participants had hypertension, 6% had respiratory tract infection, 3.4% had
nutrition deficiency, 4.75% had diabetes mellitus and 1.3% had sanitation & hygiene
problems. Among the participants, 68.4% age ranged between 15-59 years. The study
showed that, only 16.1% participants were satisfied with the quality of service they
received while 37.6% participants said that they needed better services such as more
laboratory test, radiological imaging, more medicine and more doctors.
It is clear that refugees suffered from a variety of health problems, because their
living condition and environmental situation were not similar like an independent
nation. Further, basic amenities like medicines and other services were not available.