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Table 3 Uses of health care services after the index attempt, by sex

From: Suicide attempt in a rural area of Vietnam: Incidence, methods used and access to mental health care

   Male
N
Female
N
Total
N (%)
Referral to professional care Acceptance 19 16 35 (35.4)
  No referral to professional care and/or not sure of acceptance for referral to professional care 12 10 22 (22.2)
  Refusals 21 21 44 (44.4)
  Total 52 47 99 (100.0)
Types of health care Hospitals/Community health station/Private health care providers 20 15 35 (35.4)
  Traditional healers 2 2 4 (4.0)
  Pharmacy keepers/Self-treatments 4 4 8 (8.1)
  No health care 26 26 52 (52.5)
  Total 52 47 99 (100.0)
Types of treatment In-patient somatic treatment 9 3 12 (12.1)
  Out-patient somatic treatment 8 14 22 (22.2)
  In-patient psychiatric treatment 5 1 6 (6.1)
  Out-patient psychiatric treatment 4 3 7 (7.1)
  No treatment 26 26 52 (52.5)
  Total 52 47 99 (100.0)