Table 2

Types of clinics visited by patients with GI diseases, stratified by locality
Rural patients no (%, n = 15340) Suburban patients no (%, n = 46083) Urban patients no (%, n = 193705)
Rural areas
 GI clinics 465 (3.0) 74 (0.2) 23 (0.0)
 Non-GI clinics 12796 (83.4) 1597 (3.5) 1534 (0.8)
Suburban areas
 GI clinics 791 (5.2) 5232 (11.4) 1205 (0.6)
 Non-GI clinics 2059 (13.4) 38793 (84.2) 5341 (2.8)
Urban areas
 GI clinics 1216 (7.9) 3289 (7.1) 35810 (18.5)
 Non-GI clinics 2117 (13.8) 6781 (14.7) 173645 (89.6)
All areas
 GI clinics 2333 (15.2)* 8251 (17.9)* 36815 (19.0)*
 Non-GI clinics 14637 (95.4) 42914 (93.1) 177209 (91.5)

* p <0.001 of Chi-square test for the number and percentage of patients with GI diseases attending GI clinics among different residences.

GI: gastrointestinal.

Lin et al.

Lin et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:15   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-13-15

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