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Table 2 First health facility visited by the participants for their illness and corresponding median time delays in weeks

From: Patient and health service delay in pulmonary tuberculosis patients attending a referral hospital: a cross-sectional study

First health facility visited Number % Patient delay Health service delay Total delay
Pharmacy/Drug shop 91 39.4 1.0 10.6 12.0
Private clinic 85 36.8 1.0 8.4 12.0
Traditional healer 21 9.1 3.0 9.9 12.0
Government hospital 13 5.6 4.0 7.1 12.0
Health center 10 4.3 3.0 13.7 22.0
NTLP center 9 3.9 10.0 0.0 10.0
Non Governmental hospital* 2 0.9    
  1. *Delay times not stated because cases were very few.