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Table 3 Reported health-seeking practices of 35 TB patients in Vanuatu: 2011-2012

From: Tuberculosis patients’ knowledge and beliefs about tuberculosis: a mixed methods study from the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu

Health-seeking practice (n = 35) Number Percentage
Who does the patient consult first?   
Health service 14 40
Traditional healer (Kleva)* 19 54
Depends 2 6
Who do villagers consult first?   
Health service 3 9
Traditional healer (Kleva) 21 60
Depends 11 31
Is cost a factor?   
Yes 17 49
No 5 14
Not stated 13 37
  1. *Kleva: Bislama word for a traditional healer or traditional medical practitioner.