TABLE 2.

Primary Reason for the Last Episode of Unmet Medical Need (n = 158)*

No (%)
Individual characteristics
 Lack of transportation80 (51)
 Did not know where to go32 (20)
 No money to pay for service5 (3)
 No insurance2 (1)
 Did not want to miss work2 (1)
 Do not believe in doctors2 (1)
 Illness not very serious2 (1)
Health system characteristics
 Clinic schedule not convenient10 (6)
 Difficult to make an appointment9 (6)
 Long office wait2 (1)
 No one spoke their language2 (1)
 Insurance not accepted1 (<1)
External characteristics
 No permission to leave from work9 (6)
  • * Two missing values.