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Table 7 Population reporting to be sick consulting health provider and place of first consultation, HUES 2007/2010 data

From: Promoting universal financial protection: health insurance for the poor in Georgia – a case study

Indicator Year Total Urban Rural MIP Non-MIP
Percentage of total population who reported to be sick in the last 6 months 2007 53.5 56.2 51.0 67.3 51.7
2010 55.2* 56.0 54.5** 60.6 53.6
Percentage of total population who reported to be sick in the last 6 months who consulted healthcare provider 2007 59.5 59.8 59.3 58.4 59.8
2010 60.3 59.6 60.9 62.2 59.6
Percentage of all first consultations, for last consultation in the last 6 months, that are done at a PHC level 2007 52.7 52.4 53.1 59.0 49.8
2010 50.9 50.2 51.5 55.2 47.0
Percentage of occurrences of acute sickness in last 30 days, where a health care provider was consulted 2007 56.5 55.6 57.9 56.2 63.3
2010 66.0 68.0 64.3 63.7 72.1
Place of first consultation at village ambulatory centre, for most recent consultation in previous six months 2007 9.7 0.3 19.7 17.3 8.0
2010 8.9 0.2 17.6 13.1 7.4
Place of first consultation at hospital as an outpatient, for most recent consultation in previous six months 2007 28.8 27.3 30.3 21.3 29.9
2010 29.5 28.5 30.5 25.8* 30.8
Person consulted is village or district doctor, for most recent consultation in previous six months (all consultations) 2007 17.9 15.1 20.9 26.1 16.3
2010 18.1 16.7 19.5 23.7 16.1
  1. Notes: Statistical significance of difference between 2010 and 2007 estimates **P <0.05; *P <0.1.
  2. Source: Authors and MoLHSA 2011 [27].