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Table 3 Disease presence, perception of disease or related symptom(s) prevalence in focus group communities and health service familiarity

From: Two sides of the coin: patient and provider perceptions of health care delivery to patients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Focus Group Disease presence in focus group participants Disease/symptom prevalence within ethnic community Disease/symptom prevalence within youth of ethnic community Health service familiarity
Arabic In-Scope: Hypertension, Hypercholesterolaemia, Type 2 Diabetes Other: Arthritis, Asthma, Cancer In-Scope & lifestyle: Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Hypercholesterolaeia Other: Rheumatic heart disease, Cancer Mental Health: Depression, Stress In-Scope: Other: AIDS, Asthma Primary: Medical centres, GPs Specialist: general awareness Emergency & Tertiary: Hospitals Diagnostic: Pathology, Radiology Allied & Other Health: Pharmacy Community & NGO: Diabetes Centre, MCHW
Sudanese In-Scope: Hypertension, Hypercholesterolaemia, Type 2 Diabetes Other: Asthma, Cancer, Stroke, unspecified liver disease In-Scope & lifestyle: Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Hypercholesterolaemia Other: Asthma, Cancer, Infectious Diseases eg Hep B, Parasitic Diseases eg Malaria, Malnutrition, unspecified abdominal & back pain Mental Health: Depression, Chronic grief, Stress In-Scope & lifestyle: Obesity Other: Asthma, Epilepsy, Infectious Diseases eg Hep B, Parasitic Diseases eg Malaria, Malnutrition Mental Health: Depression, Chronic grief, Stress Primary: Medical centres, GPs Specialist: general awareness Emergency & Tertiary: Ambulance, Hospitals Allied & Other Health: Occupational Therapy, Dentistry, Mid-wifery Community & NGO: Community Health Centre, Arthritis, Asthma, Kidney & Heart Foundations, MCHW
Chinese In-Scope: Hypertension Other: Arthritis In-Scope & lifestyle: unspecified chronic disease, Type 2 Diabetes, undefined kidney disease, Pulmonary emphysema, Overweight Other: Arthritis In-Scope & lifestyle: Other: only undefined congenital conditions & arthritis mentioned Primary: Medical centres, GPs Specialist: Gynaecology Emergency & Tertiary: Hospitals Diagnostic: Pathology, Radiology Allied & Other Health: Dentistry, Optometry, Pharmacy Mental Health: Psychology
Vietnamese In-Scope: Hypertension, Hypercholesterolaemia, Type 2 Diabetes Other: Arthritis, Stroke, Hepatitis B In-Scope & lifestyle: unspecified chronic disease Other: Joint-related disorders, dementia Mental Health: Depression, Stress In-Scope & lifestyle: Smoking & alcohol related diseases Other: Chronic back pain Primary: GPs Specialist: general awareness Emergency & Tertiary: Hospitals Diagnostic: Pathology, Radiology Allied & Other Health: Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Dentistry, Optometry, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Acupuncture Community & NGO: Home nurse, Hot line health service, Community Health Centre, MCHW
Tongan None cited In-scope & lifestyle: Overweight Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, Hypercholesterolaemia, Smoking & alcohol related disease Other: Cancer, Dementia Mental health: not different from broader community In-scope & lifestyle: Overweight, alcohol related problems Other: Asthma, Eczema Primary: Medical centre, GPs Emergency & Tertiary: Ambulance, Hospitals Allied: Physiotherapy Community & NGO: Community Health Centre Mental Health: Counselling, Psychiatry