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Table 5 Type of regular prescribed treatment action for chronic illnesses by quintile

From: Affordability, availability and acceptability barriers to health care for the chronically ill: Longitudinal case studies from South Africa

Type of regular action Poorest 2 3 4 5 Total
No regular therapy prescribed 50 (75%) 24 (65%) 37 (65%) 26 (76%) 42 (72%) 179 (71%)
Allopathic medication 14 (21%) 8 (22%) 11 (19%) 8 (24%) 13 (23%) 54 (21%)
Indigenous medication 0 2 (6%) 5 (9%) 0 2 (3%) 9 (4%)
Special foods 1 (1%) 0 3 (5%) 0 0 4 (2%)
Check up 2 (3%) 0 1 (2%) 0 0 3 (1%)
Regular herbs 0 1 (3%) 0 0 0 1 (0%)
Blessed tea (from the Zionist Christian Church) 0 2 (5%) 0 0 1 (2%) 3 (1%)
Total 67 (100%) 37 (100%) 57 (100%) 34 (100%) 58 (100%) 258 (100%)
  1. Source: Household survey data;