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Table 3 Distribution of health care access dimensions among women who visited a facility in past 12 months, 2003 South Africa World Health Survey

From: Health care access dimensions and cervical cancer screening in South Africa: analysis of the world health survey

   Pelvic/Pap Screening  
Variable Total Sample (n = 256) Screened (n = 65) Unscreened (n = 191) p-value
Affordability
Health Insurance (%)     0.6
 Yes 4.8 3.8 5.1  
 No 95.2 96.2 94.8  
Availability
Number of Health Care providers     
 Mean (Std. Error) 27.5 (7) 125 (83) 12.4 (7) <0.001
Facility type (%)     0.002
 Government 67.9 40.9 77.1  
 Non-Government 32.1 59.1 22.8  
Provider type (%)     0.003
 Medical Doctor 53.1 73.1 45.9  
 Nurse/Midwife 41.2 19.6 49.0  
 Traditional healer 5.6 7.2 5.0  
Accessibility
 Travel time (%)     0.04
 <=25 minutes 55.6 68.4 50.1  
 >25 minutes 44.4 31.5 49.9  
Travel mode (%)     0.002
 Private 24.7 47.2 16.4  
 Public 40.3 34.6 42.4  
 Bike/Walk 34.9 18.1 41.3  
Accommodation
 Provider Skills adequate (% Yes) 94.0 94.7 93.8 0.75
 Equipment adequate (% Yes) 91.1 94.4 89.6 0.20
Acceptability
 Provider Gender (% Female) 53.8 43.4 58.0 0.19
 Gender (% Worse No vs. Yes) 3.5 3.0 3.3 0.86
 Social class (% Worse No vs. Yes) 8.1 6.1 8.2 0.49
 Ethnicity (% Worse No vs. Yes) 5.4 6.1 4.8 0.69