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Table 2 Health status and health service use in the previous 12 months

From: Cross-border movement of older patients: a descriptive study on health service use of Japanese retirees in Thailand

  Bangkok (n = 56) Chiang Mai (n = 144) Other (n = 37) Total (n = 237)
n % n % n % n %
BMI
  < 18.5 3 5.4 4 2.8 1 2.7 8 3.4
 18.5-24.9 36 64.3 84 58.3 31 83.8 151 63.7
  ≥ 25 17 30.4 55 38.2 5 13.5 77 32.5
Chronic disease or sequelae
 Have 19 33.9 43 29.9 17 45.9 79 33.3
 Don’t have 36 64.3 78 54.2 19 51.4 133 56.1
QOL; EQ-5D-5 L index value
 Mean (SD) 0.93 (0.11) 0.91 (0.13) 0.89 (0.14) 0.91 (0.13)
Rehabilitation in Thailand
 Received 1 1.8 9 6.3 1 2.7 11 4.6
 Not received 55 98.2 131 91.0 34 91.9 220 92.8
LTC services in Thailand
 Received
  At Home 0 0.0 2 1.4 1 2.7 3 1.3
  Nursing home/residential care 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
  Elderly nursing unit in hospital 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 2.7 1 0.4
  Unspecified place 0 0.0 1 0.7 0 0.0 1 0.4
 Not received 46 82.1 123 85.4 31 83.8 200 84.4
Health check-ups
 Thailand 10 17.9 36 25.0 4 10.8 50 21.1
 Japan 21 37.5 44 30.6 9 24.3 74 31.2
 Both countries 3 5.4 12 8.3 4 10.8 19 8.0
 Not received 20 35.7 48 33.3 18 48.6 86 36.3
Cancer screenings (Average: Stomach, Lung, and Colon)
 Thailand 6 10.7 13 9.0 2 6.3 21 9.0
 Japan 14 24.4 44 30.6 7 18.0 64 27.1
 Both countries 1 2.4 3 2.3 2 4.5 6 2.7
 Not received 34 60.1 79 54.9 25 66.7 137 57.9
Consulting a doctor
 Thailand 15 26.8 34 23.6 17 45.9 66 27.8
 Japan 10 17.9 26 18.1 5 13.5 41 17.3
 Both countries 10 17.9 25 17.4 5 13.5 40 16.9
 Not received 16 28.6 53 36.8 10 27.0 79 33.3