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Table 2 Self-reported morbidity and access to health in North Korea

From: Health and healthcare in North Korea: a retrospective study among defectors

  Crude Adjusted
Freq (%) % [95% CI]
Morbidity
 Illness within 1 year before displacement 227 (62.9) 62.4 [55.9,68.7]
 Life threatening illness without healthcarea 158 (42.4) 40.1 [34.6,45.9]
 Life threatening due to severe colda 120 (32.2) 33.0 [26 to 39.8]
Access to healthcare
 Health service, last illness episode 206 (57.7) 55.1 [47.7,63.7]
 Health service, free of charge (formal sector) 149 (43.7) 37.8 [30.6,45.6]
 Health service, bribed (formal sector) 116 (33.8) 31.9 [25.5,38.9]
  1. aThese life-threatening events were collected with 10 years recall period