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Table 3 Healthcare-seeking preferences among migrant workers for GI, obstetric and respiratory problems by occupation

From: Migrant workers’ occupation and healthcare-seeking preferences for TB-suspicious symptoms and other health problems: a survey among immigrant workers in Songkhla province, southern Thailand

Health-seeking Preferences GI problems* Obstetric problems* Respiratory problems*
FW RT CW FW RT CW FW RT CW
No. (%) n = 119 No. (%) n = 119 No. (%) n = 83 No. (%) n = 32 No. (%) n = 28 No. (%) n = 35 No. (%) n = 183 No. (%) n = 162 No. (%) n = 103
Government hospital 9 (7.6) 13 (10.9) 29 (34.9) 5 (15.7) 22 (78.6) 27 (77.1) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.6) 9 (8.7)
Government health centre 0 (0.0) 29 (24.4) 26 (31.3) 0 (0.0) 3 (10.7) 6 (17.1) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.6) 3 (2.9)
Factory clinic 92 (77.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 9 (4.9) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
NGO clinic 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (3.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Private clinic 54 (45.4) 96 (80.7) 23 (27.7) 0 (0.0) 3 (10.7) 1 (2.9) 2 (1.1) 31 (19.1) 8 (7.8)
Self medication 23 (19.3) 45 (37.8) 37 (44.6) 1 (3.1) 1 (3.6) 1 (2.9) 183 (100.0) 158 (97.5) 100 (97.1)
Traditional healer 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 7 (21.9) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Others 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 16 (50.0) 4 (11.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
  1. The values of n in the column headings are the numbers of workers in each occupation who reported to have experienced the given health problem during their stay in Thailand.