Table 3

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

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.

Naing et al.

Naing et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2012 12:22   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-12-22

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