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Table 5 Use of health care services and unmet health needs

From: Risk of suicide in households threatened with eviction: the role of banks and social support

  Suicide risk
Men
n (%)
Women
n (%)
Total
n (%)
No Yes Total p No Yes Total p No Yes Total p
Use of health care services
ER visits (last year)
 No 24 (57.1%) 19 (50.0%) 43 (53.8%)   30 (49.2%) 17 (32.7%) 47 (41.6%)   54 (52.4%) 36 (40.0%) 90 (46.6%)  
 Yes 18 (42.9%) 19 (50.0%) 37 (46.3%)   31 (50.8%) 35 (67.3%) 66 (58.4%) 49 (47.6%) 54 (60.0%) 103 (53.4%)
Primary care visits (last 2 weeks)
 No 31 (73.8%) 24 (66.7%) 55 (70.5%)   39 (63.9%) 25 (48.1%) 64 (56.6%)   70 (68.0%) 49 (55.7%) 119 (62.3%)  
 Yes 11 (26.2%) 12 (33.3%) 23 (29.5%)   22 (36.1%) 27 (51.9%) 49 (43.4%) 33 (32.0%) 39 (44.3%) 72 (37.7%)
Type of health professional consulted (last 2 weeks)
 Physician 9 (81.8%) 8 (66.7%) 17 (73.9%)   14 (63.6%) 19 (70.4%) 33 (67.3%)   23 (69.7%) 27 (69.2%) 50 (69.4%)  
 Psychologist 1 (9.1%) 3 (25%) 4 (17.4%)   0 (0.0%) 1 (3.7%) 1 (2.0%)   1 (3.0%) 4 (10.3%) 5 (6.9%)  
 Other 1 (9.1%) 1 (8.3%) 2 (8.7%)   8 (36.4%) 7 (25.9) 15 (30.6%)   9 (27.3%) 8 (20.5%) 17 (23.6%)  
Unmet health care needsa
 Physician
  No 26 (61.9%) 13 (35.1%) 39 (49.4%)   18 (29.0%) 13 (25.0%) 31 (27.2%)   44 (42.3%) 26 (29.2%) 70 (36.3%)  
  Yes 16 (38.1%) 24 (64.9%) 40 (50.6%) * 44 (71.0%) 39 (75.0%) 83 (72.8%)   60 (57.7%) 63 (70.2%) 123 (63.7%)
 Mental health
  No 23 (54.8%) 11 (28.9%) 34 (42.5%)   20 (32.3%) 13 (24.5%) 33 (28.7%)   43 (41.3%) 24 (26.4%) 67 (34.4%)  
  Yes 19 (45.2%) 27 (71.1%) 46 (57.5%) * 42 (67.7%) 40 (75.5%) 82 (71.3%)   61 (58.7%) 67 (73.6%) 128 (65.6%) *
  1. p < 10 *p < .05 **p < .01 ***p < .001
  2. a‘Which health care services would you have liked to use, but did not?’