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Table 1 Choice of provider for health services use

From: Determinants of access to healthcare by older persons in Uganda: a cross-sectional study

  Where did you go for the first consultation during the past 30 days
  Categories Frequency Percent (%)
Did not access healthcare (1–5) 1 = Drugs at Home 32 2.4
  2 = Neighbor/Friend 5 0.4
3 = Community health worker 12 0.9
4 = Homapak drug distributor 1 0.1
5 = Ordinary shop 13 1.0
Accessed healthcare (6–11) 6 = Drug shop/Pharmacy 134 10.1
7 = Private clinic 408 30.9
8 = Health unit government 414 31.3
9 = Health unit NGO 48 3.6
10 = Hospital government 160 12.1
11 = Hospital NGO 54 4.1
Did not access healthcare (12, 96) 12 = Traditional healer 25 1.9
96 = Other (specify) 15 1.1
  Total 1,321 100
  1. 281 did not access any care, making a total of 1602 older persons (unweighted sample).