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Table 2 Number and frequency of socio-legal concerns amongst 104 participants reporting ≥ 1 social-legal concern within the last month (N = 460)

From: Burden of socio-legal concerns among vulnerable patients seeking cancer care services at an urban safety-net hospital: a cross-sectional survey

IHELP Specific Concern N (%)
  In the past month, have you been concerned about…  
I …having enough money to pay for your basic expenses? 55 (53 %)
I …finances (credit, bankruptcy, taxes, auto/housing insurance & medical expenses)? 39 (38 %)
I …being able to afford prescription drugs and other medical expenses? 32 (31 %)
I …having health insurance for you or your family members? 28 (28 %)
I …getting government benefits and services for your family? 27 (28 %)
I …applying for or receiving disability benefits? 24 (24 %)
I …having enough food (including any special needs) to eat? 13 (13 %)
I …finding affordable and reliable childcare? 6 (15 %)
H …the cost of your housing? 33 (33 %)
H …being able to pay utility bills (electric & heating)? 33 (33 %)
H …the safety or condition of your housing? 21 (20 %)
H …being able to find housing in a safe neighborhood? 16 (30 %)
H …being evicted or unable to pay your mortgage? 16 (17 %)
H …being discriminated against in your housing search? 4 (7 %)
E …employment? 23 (26 %)
E …your children’s education? 14 (29 %)
E …your children’s safety when at school? 10 (22 %)
L …your family’s immigration status? 7 (12 %)
P …family safety? 13 (13 %)
P …family violence? 7 (7 %)
O …making decisions for your future if you become ill or injured? 26 (25 %)
O …care for elderly or disabled relatives? 12 (14 %)
O …problems with police, jail or criminal justice system? 1 (1 %)