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Table 2 Episodes of illness for which a provider was used according to the choice of provider (%)

From: Choice of healthcare provider following reform in Vietnam

  Equalized household expenditure quintiles Total p-value
  Bottom 2 3 4 Top   
Used drugs or services        
   Used service (public/private) 956(66.3) 1,088(70.4) 1,254(71.7) 1,440(82.7) 1,385(84.1) 6,123(75.4) **
   Self-treatment 470(32.6) 435(28.1) 480(27.5) 283(16.2) 242(14.7) 1,910(23.5) **
   M ixed all 16(1.1) 23(1.5) 14(0.8) 19(1.1) 20(1.2) 92(1.1)  
Total 1,442(100) 1,546(100) 1,748(100) 1,742(100) 1,647(100) 8,125(100)  
  1. HH is the abbreviation of household; p-value for the comparison between the lowest and highest quintile groups; *** denotes significant at the 1% level; **denotes significant at 5% level. Percentage shares are shown within brackets.