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Table 2 Reasons given as to why respondents were unlikely to attend a DMHS

From: Health behaviours of Australian men and the likelihood of attending a dedicated men’s health service

Themes YH YS OH OS Total
N = 292 N = 101 N = 83 N = 153 N = 629
Happy with current general practitioner 130 (45%) 54 (53%) 52 (63%) 92 (60%) 328 (52%)
Not interested in health overall. Feel they can take care of themselves. Unnecessary 59 (20%) 13 (13%) 12 (14%) 26 (17%) 110 (17%)
Convenience. DMHS may be a long distance away and time-consuming to get to 53 (18%) 18 (18%) 9 (11%) 19 (12%) 99 (16%)
Require more information about the service 23 (8%) 6 (6%) 2 (2%) 5 (3%) 36 (6%)
Do not see the need for a gender distinction 9 (3%) 4 (4%) 4 (5%) 4 (3%) 21 (3%)
Did not provide reason 18 (6%) 6 (6%) 4 (5%) 7 (5%) 35 (6%)
  1. YH young healthy, YS young sick, OH older healthy, OS older sick