Health Seeking Behaviors and Access to Health Services of Shan Migrant Workers in Hang Dong District, Chiang Mai Province

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Sai Han Nwi Chitima Katonyoo Narong Na Chiangmai

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            The objectives of this descriptive study were to describe the health seeking behaviours and access to health services of Shan immigrant workers in sub–district of San Phak Wan, Hang Dong District, Chiang Mai Province. Data was collected by a questionnaire in March, 2017. Percentage, mean and Chi-square were used to determine the association between personal characteristics and barriers to health service access.   


            The results found that the majority of the sample were male 61.9 % and aged between 30-39 years 38.1%. Most of them came from various cities in Shan state with unspecified origins of birth. Buddhism 44.8% denominated as their religion, and 89.5% did not attend formal schooling. 65.7% were married and had a household member of 3-4 persons. 43.1% had been working in Thailand for 3-4 years at the time of data collection. 49.7% held a working visa. 84.4% were registered with the labour department. 84.4% worked as construction workers. 60.8% regularly bought medicines from local pharmacists. The more reported barrier to health service access was long waiting queue. While personal factor had no relationship to access to health services.

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