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Table 7 Use of phone for health purposes (in the last year)

From: ‘We have the internet in our hands’: Bangladeshi college students’ use of ICTs for health information

Used Mobile Phone for Health Student Sample Mirzapur General Population
  (N = 436) Whole sample
(N = 854)
Youth (18–24 years)
(N = 92)
  Number (%) Number (%) Number (%)
Contacted Village Doctor by Phone 80 (18.3) 48 (5.6) 2 (2.2)
Contacted Doctor 76 (17.4) 73 (8.5) 13 (14.1)
Contacted Health Worker 31 (7.1) 12 (1.4) 3 (3.3)
Contacted Other Health Professional* 15 (3.4) 31 (3.6) 3 (3.3)
Got a Serial Number** 80 (18.3) 34 (4.0) 6 (6.5)
Tracked a Doctor*** 43 (9.9) 28 (3.4) 5 (5.4)
GotAdvice on Condition/Treatment 37 (8.5) 66 (7.7) 14 (15.2)
Made a Complaint to a Healthcare Provider 11 (2.5) 6 (0.7) 0 (0.0)
  1. *This refers to pharmacists, private doctors, etc.
  2. **A local term for a doctor’s appointment
  3. ***This refers to checking whether a doctor is at his practice or not