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Table 5 Reasons for choosing type of health service in the last year, 2007 (among those aged 18-65)

From: Equity in development and access to health services in the Wild Coast of South Africa: the community view through four linked cross-sectional studies between 1997 and 2007

  Weighted % (fraction) of respondents
Reason men women
Among users of government clinics:   
Nearer 64 (272/421) 55 (732/1283)
Inexpensive/free 21 (86/421) 26 (298/1283)
No choice 8 (33/421) 12 (146/1283)
Good service 4 (15/421) 5 (63/1283)
Referral 2 (9/421) 2 (31/1283)
Good medication 2 (6/421) 1 (13/1283)
Among users of private clinics:   
Nearer 0 (0/74) 1 (2/139)
Inexpensive/free 1 (1/74) 1 (2/139)
No choice 20 (13/74) 17 (25/139)
Good service 54 (41/74) 45 (59/139)
Referral 10 (9/74) 12 (17/139)
Good medication 14 (10/74) 24 (34/139)