Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2009 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Health Care Utilisation and Attitudes towards Health Care in Subjects Reporting Environmental Annoyance from Electricity and Chemicals

Table 1

Characteristics of the population in relation to environmental annoyance and treatment of hypertension.

Electrical and chemical annoyanceTreated hypertensionRef.

Number of subjects295135311907
Mean age436447
Women (%)665354
Cost > 0 SEK (%)849677
Having been in need of, but not 491720
having sought, medical care (%)
Medical staff neglected 2547
my wishes/needs (%)
Not treated with respect 613
from doctor on last visit (%)
Mostly negative experience (%)1946
Use of alternative medication (%)493328
General Health Questionnaire 2.26 ( )2.01 ( )1.95 ( )
mean score (95% CI)
Self-rated health score, 4.13 ( )4.83 ( )5.16 ( )
mean (95% CI) SEK
Mean total cost (95% 6 658 (3 182–10 134)14 424 (12 807–16 040)7 890 (7 346–8 435)
Confidence Interval) SEK
Mean total cost 7 888 (4 417–11 358)11 698 (10 024–13 372)8 216 (7 664–8 767)
(95% Confidence Interval) SEK
Median total cost SEK251943291628
Mean GP cost 1371 (1195–1546)1594 (1510–1679)963 (935–991)
(95% Confidence Interval)
Median GP cost SEK7901 185395
Mean (95% CI) 1.9 ( )2.4 ( )1.4 ( )
number of visits to GP

Age and gender adjusted.

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