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Table 6 The most common reasons to forgone care

From: Forgone care in patients with type 2 diabetes: a cross-sectional study

Number Causes Frequency Percent
1 The financial burden due to the cost of treatment 222 41.5
2 Despair and dissatisfaction with the outcome of treatment 50 9.3
3 Lack of feeling the urge to medication and prescribed treatment 45 8.4
4 Long distances from the health care centers 43 8.0
5 Long waiting time and a long process of treatment 34 6.4
6 Dissatisfaction with the quality of provided care 25 4.7
7 Unwillingness to take medication 25 4.7
8 A lot of family and working activities 22 4.1
9 Use of alternative therapies such as herbal medicines and traditional therapists 16 3.0
10 Inadequate awareness and knowledge of the consequences of forgone treatment 16 3.0
11 The lack of family support for following the treatment process 14 2.6
12 Lack of trust in skills and scientific competence of the medical practitioner or the provider of the service 12 2.2
13 poor physician-patient relationship 7 1.3
14 Inappropriate behavior of health care providers (discriminatory behavior, violence and disrespectful behaviour) 4 .7
Total   535 100.0