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Table 3 Individuals or groups most likely to be consulted with regard to health problems in Table 2. (N = 215)

From: Health problems and help-seeking activities of methadone maintenance clients at Auckland Methadone Service (AMS): potential for community pharmacy service expansion?

Individual or group *Most likely to consult (can tick up to 3) Who else would consult (can tick as many as required)
  N % N %
GP (doctor) 122 56.7 84 36.4
Partner 68 31.6 42 18.2
Pharmacist in chemist shop 60 27.9 95 41.1
Family/whanau1 member 47 21.9 62 26.8
AMS Case manager 45 20.9 93 40.3
Friend 43 20.0 76 32.9
Chemist shop staff 15 7.0 37 16.0
Needle exchange staff 1 0.5 17 7.4
Maori health worker 0 0.0 5 2.2
Hapu, Iwi health kaimahi2 0 0.0 2 0.9
Other (includes Alcohol and drug hotline, CADS doctor, dentist, fellow methadone programme client, (mental health) nurse, therapist, naturopath, cleric). 12 5.6 11 4.8
  1. *(NB respondents could tick up to three from a list. Those ticking more than three were excluded from this analysis).
  2. 1Whanau is a Maori word which means "the extended family which includes the nuclear family, and aunts, uncles and cousins". http://www.justice.govt.nz/pubs/reports/1998/maori_consultation/glossary.html
  3. 2Hapu, Iwi health kaimahi – a community worker based in a local Maori community