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Table 4 Reasons for not using services among those reporting unmet need for inpatient care, number of samples 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 16 5 11 1 3 5 11 1 6 7 0 0 16
(17) (8) (22) (49) (9) (6) (27) (5) (57) (13) (0) (0) (20)
Cannot afford treatment 5 2 3 1 0 3 2 1 1 2 1 0 5
(17) (14) (18) (30) (0) (12) (21) (4) (3) (31) (4) (0) (19)
Not sure there are effective treatments 4 1 3 0 1 1 3 0 2 1 0 0 4
(6) (11) (3) (0) (3) (8) (3) (0) (5) (2) (0) (0) (6)
Bad impression of providers 3 0 3 0 1 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 3
(2) (0) (3) (0) (5) (0) (4) (0) (5) (5) (0) (0) (3)
No time to seek care 13 6 7 1 5 9 4 2 5 0 2 2 10
(17) (23) (14) (21) (16) (31) (5) (23) (20) (0) (24) (38) (11)
No accompanies 4 2 2 0 3 2 2 1 2 1 1 0 4
(10) (4) (12) (0) (42) (19) (1) (57) (7) (22) (6) (0) (11)
Cannot afford transportation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0)
Other reasons 27 13 14 0 10 8 19 2 1 8 3 3 18
(31) (39) (27) (0) (26) (23) (38) (10) (3) (28) (66) (62) (29)
Total % 72 29 43 3 23 28 44 7 18 21 7 5 60
(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.