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Table 3 Reasons for not using services among those reporting unmet need for outpatient care, number of sample and % (in parenthesis)

From: Prevalence and profiles of unmet healthcare need in Thailand

Reasons National Gender Age Area Region Asset index Insurance
Male Female 5-14 year > 60 year Urban Rural BKK NE Q1 Q5 CSMBS UCS
Too far to travel 45 23 22 2 25 10 35 6 24 16 4 2 43
(14) (20) (9) (10) (34) (12) (14) (24) (22) (21) (4) (6) (15)
Cannot afford treatment 5 2 3 0 2 1 4 1 3 1 0 0 5
(1) (2) (1) (0) (1) (0) (2) (1) (3) (0) (0) (0) (2)
Not sure there are effective treatments 40 19 21 0 21 8 32 7 11 9 8 1 37
(16) (18) (15) (0) (22) (5) (20) (9) (15) (13) (26) (3) (18)
Bad impression of providers 19 7 12 2 6 5 14 5 6 2 5 2 15
(5) (2) (7) (9) (4) (3) (6) (14) (3) (1) (8) (6) (3)
No time to seek care 60 27 33 1 9 25 35 10 19 16 7 5 44
(24) (25) (24) (2) (7) (29) (23) (18) (27) (31) (24) (16) (22)
No accompanies 21 9 12 0 14 8 13 4 10 5 2 1 20
(4) (4) (3) (0) (11) (4) (3) (3) (5) (2) (3) (2) (4)
Cannot afford transportation 7 3 4 1 2 2 5 1 2 2 0 0 7
(1) (1) (1) (4) (1) (2) (1) (3) (1) (1) (0) (0) (2)
Other reasons 112 51 61 7 25 42 5 15 26 25 17 10 96
(34) (28) (39) (74) (20) (46) (31) (29) (24) (30) (36) (67) (34)
Total % 309 141 168 13 104 101 70 49 101 76 43 21 267
(100) (100) (100) (100) (100) (100) (100) (100) (100) (100) (100) (100) (100)
  1. Notes:
  2. 1. The raw numbers of samples are provided, the percentage in parenthesis was calculated from weighted population representing the national figures.
  3. 2. p < 0.001 for all comparison categories, sample weight applied for the percentage in parenthesis.
  4. 3. BKK: Greater Bangkok, NE: Northeast region.