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Table 3 Barriers reported by the DSD population in getting access to health care services, in three major divisions of Bangladesh

From: Barriers in access to healthcare services for individuals with disorders of sex differentiation in Bangladesh: an analysis of regional representative cross-sectional data

# Discouraging Interactions Dhaka (%) Chittagong (%) Rajshahi (%) Overall
(%)
1 Non-friendly interactions by non-clinical hospital’s staff (Barrier 1) 30.87 63.16 58.89 46.67
2 Non-friendly interaction by physicians (Barrier 2) 34.28 68.42 61.48 50.27
3 Public fright as general people do not want to mingle with DSD person (Barrier 3) 22.37 47.37 14.44 26.14
4 Undesirable excess public interest as general people congregate around DSD person (Barrier 4) 43.40 58.77 54.07 50.16
5 Limitation of the treatment opportunities of hospitals to merely male or female patient (Barrier 5) 20.58 19.74 43.33 26.88
  1. Note: Total percentages are over 100%, due to the multiple response variables. The total number of respondents were 447, 228, and 270 in Dhaka, Chittagong and Rajshahi divisions, respectively. The non-response rates were 17.83% (97 out of 544), 29.85% (97 out of 325), and 20.12% (68 out of 338) in Dhaka, Chittagong and Rajshahi divisions, respectively
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