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Table 2 Whether advised to visit a medical facility according to participant characteristics among foreign residents who participated in free consultation activities held in Aichi Prefecture from 2012 to 2016 (N = 596a)

From: Factors associated with access to health care among foreign residents living in Aichi Prefecture, Japan: secondary data analysis

Characteristics Whether advised to visit a medical facility p-valueb
Yes (N = 164) No (N = 432)
n % n %
Sex
 Female 100 29.7 237 70.3 0.18
 Male 64 24.7 195 75.3
Age group
 -29 years old 54 26.3 151 73.7 0.36
 30–39 years old 41 23.8 131 76.2
 40–49 years old 39 30.5 89 69.5
 50- years old 30 33.0 61 67.0
Region of origin
 Vietnam 30 24.6 92 75.4 0.59
 Philippines 37 33.3 74 66.7
 Brazil 27 26.2 76 73.8
 China 15 22.4 52 77.6
 Other Asia 27 26.0 77 74.0
 High-income country 14 35.0 26 65.0
 Other 14 28.6 35 71.4
Occupation
 Labour/non-regularc 36 24.2 113 75.8 0.01
 Professional/company 33 22.5 114 77.6
 Student 9 29.0 22 71.0
 Unemployedd 26 46.4 30 53.6
 Other 14 37.8 23 62.2
 No answer 46 26.1 130 73.9
Coverage under Japanese public insurancee
 Covered 121 24.9 366 75.2 < 0.01
 Not covered 41 41.0 59 59.0
Duration of living in Japanf
  < 1 year 23 27.7 60 72.3 0.90
1 year, < 5 years 59 26.7 162 73.3
5 years 59 28.6 147 71.4
  1. aTwelve participants were excluded because it was not known if they had been advised to visit a medical facility
  2. bChi-square test
  3. cIncluding trainees/interns
  4. dIncluding housewives
  5. eUnknown for 9 participants
  6. fUnknown for 86 participants