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Table 1 Reasons for delay in tuberculosis diagnosis in Dabat, Ethiopia, 2011

From: Long distance travelling and financial burdens discourage tuberculosis DOTs treatment initiation and compliance in Ethiopia: a qualitative study

Reason for delay (Number of participants)*
Lack of geographic access to health facilities (20)
Financial burden (17)
Use of traditional healing system (12)
Delay in diagnosis by health care providers (5)
  1. * Numbers in parentheses show the number of patients who reported the reasons. They do not add up to 26 as some patients reported more than one reason.