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Table 8 Reasons for choosing HCOV and HCNM during 2004–2006

From: Comparison of primary health care services between urban and rural settings after the introduction of the first urban health centre in Vyronas, Greece

  HCOV HCNM
Reason for choosing Health Centre Relative frequency (%) Rank Relative frequency (%) Rank
  Age group: 0–14    
It is close to my home 33.43 1 38.13 2
Was satisfied of previous visit 28.12 2 18.81 4
It is free 27.23 3 16.68 5
My personal doctor unavailable 16.91 4 3.13 8
Low time to wait 12.13 5 7.45 6
It was the only one open around 9.85 6 43.37 1
Don't know where else to go 5.56 7 19.39 3
Other/Don't answer 4.85 8 6.89 7
Age group: 15–64
Was satisfied of previous visit 59.72 1 35.78 3
It is close to my home 47.65 2 18.89 5
Low time to wait 38.78 3 46.62 2
It is free 29.82 4 24.38 4
It was the only one open around 21.67 5 48.83 1
My personal doctor unavailable 8.81 6 3.44 8
Other/Don't answer 5.15 7 6.45 7
Don't know where else to go 2.11 8 12.12 6
Age group: >= 65
It is close to my home 63.39 1 45.43 1
Was satisfied of previous visit 47.73 2 31.45 4
It is free 34.69 3 39.98 2
Low time to wait 28.11 4 15.34 5
Don't know where else to go 25.19 5 33.67 3
My personal doctor unavailable 16.74 6 4.22 8
It was the only one open around 14.34 7 12.48 6
Other/Don't answer 9.89 8 7.67 7