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Table 3 Help-seeking behaviour among 'outliers'

From: What 'outliers' tell us about missed opportunities for tuberculosis control: a cross-sectional study of patients in Mumbai, India

   Provider delay  
   Upto 95thpercentile Beyond 95thpercentile
Number of providers visited before Microscopy Centre (MC)
   n = 188 n = 9
  Mean (Range) 2 (1 - 7) 2 (1 - 4)
Number of contacts with providers before MC
   n = 188 n = 9
  Mean (Range) 4 (1 - 12) 4 (2 - 9)
Duration of treatment before MC (days)
   n = 188 n = 9
  Median (Range) 11 (1 - 161) 69 (13 - 213)*
   *Mann-Whitney Test, p = .000
Period of no-treatment before MC (days)
   n = 188 n = 9
  Median (Range) 11 (0 - 166) 194 (8 - 736)*
   *Mann-Whitney Test, p = .000
Total cost of help-seeking before MC (Rs.)
   n = 169 n = 6
  Median (Range) 330 (0 - 30735) 1375 (270 - 8500)*
   *Mann-Whitney Test, p = .014
Cost of help-seeking before MC as a percentage of PCI (%)
   n = 122 n = 4
  Median (Range) 34.21 (0 - 10245) 366.67 (80.50 -1455.06)
  Mean 176.23 567.22
  1. Note: Percentages are calculated on valid responses.