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Table 3 Weighted analysis of behaviors of migrants in seeking health care and health messages

From: Respondent-driven sampling on the Thailand-Cambodia border. II. Knowledge, perception, practice and treatment-seeking behaviour of migrants in malaria endemic zones

Variables Cambodian Myanmar
  M1*
n = 350
(95% CI)
M2**
n = 475
(95% CI)
M1*
n = 871
(95% CI)
M2**
n = 19
(95% CI)
Has Thai health insurance 14.7% (10.9-19.3) 3.4% (1.4-5.4) 98.7% (97.3-99.7) 100%
Treatment place of last sickness episode     
No treatment sought 15.2% (10.3-19.6) 27.3% (23.9-32.3) 30.9% (26.8-34.2) 52.1% (5.0-71.6)
To government clinic 42.3% (37.1-51.1) 45.1% (40.5-49.6) 62.6% (59.7-67.3) 47.9% (28.7-95.2)
To private clinic 10.2% (6.3-15.1) 4.0% (2.2-5.6) 1.6% (0.9-2.5) ---
Pharmacy 18.0% (12.3-22.3) 10.1% (7.0-12.7) 1.1% (0.1-2.1) ---
HCW at work --- --- 3.5% (2.1-5.2) ---
Self-treat 7.0% (3.0-10.5) 11.3% (8.6-14.3) 0.2% (0.0-0.4) ---
Of those who sought treatment,% returned to home country     
Government clinic 19.1% (10.7-27.6) 72.4% (65.3-79.5) --- ---
Private clinic 46.5% (19.6-73.5) 94.3% (85.7-100) --- ---
Pharmacy 47.7% (40.0-61.4) 87.0% (77.0-97.0) --- ---
Reasons for choosing the treatment site     
Close 57.2% (49.7-64.2) 42.9% (38.5-47.6) 41.7% (37.6-45.4) 25.1% (4.5-52.7)
Cheap 20.2% (14.9-24.6) 10.3% (7.9-13.1) 22.2% (19.2-25.1) 19.1% (1.5-42.1)
Familiarity 10.8% (6.9-14.7) 3.2% (1.4-5.7) 2.3% (1.4-3.5) 5.1% (0.0-16.2)
Insurance works there 1.6% (0.3-3.2) 1.7% (0.6-2.9) --- ---
Translator present 1.9% (0.6-3.2) --- --- ---
Other 11.3% (4.6-19.2) 6.6% (4.0-8.9) 3.6% (2.4-5.2) ---
Why did you not seek treatment?     
Too far 4.8% (2.7-7.1) 1.6% (0.4-3.0) 0.3% (0.0-0.6) 3.9% (0.0-10.1)
Expensive 10.9% (5.1-19.3) 3.5% (1.9-5.2) 0.6% (0.1-1.2) ---
Worried about deportation 5.9% (3.7-7.6) 0.9% (0.3-1.5) 0.3% (0.0-0.7) ---
Had to work 2.3% (0.7-4.8) 2.5% (1.0-4.2) 1.8% (0.9-2.8) ---
Didn't know where 3.0% (1.2-5.3) 9.2% (6.3-11.5) --- ---
Preferred self-treatment 25.1% (17.7-28.1) 27.9% (24.0-32.3) 6.1% (4.5-7.7) 3.9% (0.0-10.4)
It was a minor illness 19.4% (14.1-24.4) 13.3% (9.8-16.6) 31.7% (28.5-35.2) 35.4% (15.7-67.8)
Too far 4.8% (2.7-7.1) 1.6% (0.4-3.0) 0.3% (0.0-0.6) 3.9% (0.0-10.1)
Received health messages in past 3 month 42.8% (36.0-51.3) 13.3% (9.6-16.5) 77.4% (73.7-80.5) 24.4% (6.6-49.6)
Primary channels     
Family/friends 3.9% (1.9-6.3) 0.5% (0.0-1.2) 6.8% (5.4-8.3) ---
Health care worker 16.8% (11.3-25.1) 8.0% (5.5-12.8) 50.1% (46.0-54.1) 8.8% (0.0-21.5)
Billboard 2.3% (0.8-4.2) 0.3% (0.0-0.7) 21.2% (17.9-24.9) 20.0% (0.0-43.9)
Radio 8.4% (5.3-11.3) 3.2% (1.7-4.7) 1.1% (0.4-1.9) ---
TV 28.0% (21.3-32.8) 6.4% (4.0-8.6) 30.7% (26.9-36.7) 10.6% (0.0-26.6)
Brochures --- --- 10.3% (8.5-14.6) 5.0% (0.0-15.3)
Other 5.4% (2.5-8.3) 4.05 (1.8-6.2) 0.8% (0.2-1.5)  
Primary locations     
Home 30.5% (23.2-35.5) 8.1% (5.5-11.0) 70.2% (66.4-74.2) 17.7% (5.5-37.9)
Market 3.1% (1.7-4.3) 0.1% (0.0-0.3) --- ---
Work place 5.3% (2.8-7.8) 2.4% (0.8-4.0) 2.1% (1.1-3.3)  
Clinic 7.5% (2.7-15.3) 1.2% (0.5-2.0) 14.1% (10.9-17.3) 6.2% (0.0-20.5)
Border crossing 1.0% (0.0-2.5) 0.3% (0.0-1.1) --- ---
  1. * Has lived in Thailand for 6 or more months; ** Has lived in Thailand for less than 6 months