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Table 3 Whether referred to 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 referred to a medical facility p-valueb
Yes (N = 72) No (N = 524)
n % n %
Sex
 Female 45 13.4 292 86.6 0.28
 Male 27 10.4 232 89.6
Age group  
 -29 years old 25 12.2 180 87.8 0.98
 30–39 years old 22 12.8 150 87.2
 40–49 years old 15 11.7 113 88.3
 50- years old 10 11.0 81 89.0
Region of origin
 Vietnam 17 13.9 105 86.1 0.25
 Philippines 14 12.6 97 87.4
 Brazil 7 6.8 96 93.2
 China 6 9.0 61 91.0
 Other Asia 19 18.3 85 81.7
 High-income country 4 10.0 36 90.0
 Other 5 10.2 44 89.8
Occupation
 Labour/non-regularc 15 10.1 134 89.9 < 0.01
 Professional/company 12 8.2 135 91.8
 Student 7 22.6 24 77.4
 Unemployedd 15 26.8 41 73.2
 Other 4 10.8 33 89.2
 No answer 19 10.8 157 89.2
Coverage under Japanese public insurancee
 Covered 57 11.7 430 88.3 0.52
 Not covered 14 14.0 86 86.0
Duration of living in Japanf
  < 1 year 10 12.0 73 88.0 0.75
1 year, < 5 years 30 13.6 191 86.4
5 years 23 11.2 183 88.8
  1. aTwelve participants were excluded because it was not known if they had been referred to a medical facility
  2. bChi-square test
  3. cIncluding trainees/interns
  4. dIncluding housewives
  5. eUnknown for 9 participants
  6. fUnknown for 86 participants