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Table 3 Health service use among respondents within the last 12 months

From: Quality of life and healthcare service utilization among methadone maintenance patients in a mountainous area of Northern Vietnam

Characteristics Tuyen Quang Son Duong Total p-value
N % N % N %
Used inpatient services 20 12.0 1 1.4 21 8.7 0.01
 National Hospital 6 30.0 0 0.0 6 28.6 1.00
 Province Hospital 15 75.0 0 0.0 15 71.4 0.29
 District Hospital 0 0.0 1 100.0 1 4.8 0.04
 Community Health Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 -
 Private Clinic 1 5.0 0 0.0 1 4.8 1.00
 Other 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 -
Used outpatient services 8 4.8 28 37.8 36 14.9 <0.01
 National Hospital 2 25.0 4 14.3 6 16.7 0.60
 Province Hospital 0 0.0 5 17.9 5 13.9 0.57
 District Hospital 5 62.5 17 60.7 22 61.1 1.00
 Community Health Center 0 0.0 2 7.1 2 5.6 1.00
 Private Clinic 2 25.0 2 7.1 4 11.1 0.21
 Other 0 0.0 1 3.6 1 2.8 1.00
Initial health facility use when becoming ill
 National Hospital 0 0.0 3 5.2 3 1.4 <0.01
 Province Hospital 101 66.0 7 12.1 108 51.2  
 District Hospital 9 5.9 27 46.6 36 17.1  
 Community Health Center 17 11.1 20 34.5 37 17.5  
 Private Clinic 25 16.3 0 0.0 25 11.9  
 Self-treatment 1 0.7 1 1.7 2 1.0  
Receiving ART 28 17.1 25 36.2 53 22.8 <0.01
Duration of MMT (months), mean, SD 16.4 9.2 12.7 6.7 15.3 8.7 0.03