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Table 4 Prevalence (%) of seeking medical care for COPD, hypertension, and co-morbidity in last one year by type of provider and level of satisfaction in rural and urban sites

From: Consequences of hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, healthcare-seeking behaviors of patients, and responses of the health system: a population-based cross-sectional study in Bangladesh

Type of medical care and level of satisfaction Dhaka (urban) Matlab (rural)
COPD Hypertens-ion Comorbidity COPD Hypertension Comorbidity
Did not seek medical care 48.4 48.8 3.8 32.5 41.4 0.0
Sought medical care 51.6** 51.2 96.2 67.5 58.6 100.0
Type of provider $
 MBBS doctor 22.6** 32.5** 18.9 7.9 15.7 9.5
 Village doctors/drug stores 25.3** 17.9** 75.5 58.9 41.4 90.5
 Health worker 0.0 3.3 1.9 0.3 1.4 0.0
 Homeopath/kabiraj/hekim 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
# of patients who sought medical care 95 126 51 197 82 74
 Satisfied with treatment 93.8** 98.4 100.0 100.0 96.2 100.0
 Not satisfied 3.3 0.8 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.0
No. of patients (N) 184 246 53 292 140 74
  1. $Multiple responses were possible; **p < 0.01 (the prevalence compared between categories of the variables within the site).