Table 2

Time from onset-of-symptoms to seeking medical attention and to diagnosis of new cases by county*
County N (total) Days to seek treatment (range) N > 6 months (proportion) Days to diagnosis (range) N > 6 months (proportion)
Yinchuan 2209 (2359) 3 (0–1606) 38 (2.2%) 8 (0–2106) 45 (2.61%)
Shizuishan 314 (322) 17 (0–802) 16 (5.1%) 33 (0–1096) 25 (7.96%)
Pinglou 523 (528) 19 (0–221) 1 (0 · 2%) 22 (0–354) 3 (0 · 6%)
Huinong 260 (485) 24 (0–296) 3 (1 · 2%) 30 (0–461) 5 (1 · 9%)
Helan 544 (570) 33 (0–2616) 62 (11.4%) 36 (0–3765) 67 (12.3%)
Qingtongxia 427 (434) 25 (0–1479) 5 (1.2%) 34 (0–2822) 20 (4.7%)
Lingwu 468 (480) 28 (0–980) 9 (1 9%) 35 (0–319) 14 (3.0%)
Wuzhong 706 (711) 42 (0–2160) 115 (16.3%) 62 (0–2693) 139 (19.7%)
Tongxin 1031 (1031) 31 (0–1407) 51 (5.0%) 33 (0–420) 54 (5 · 2%)
Yanchi 390 (391) 76 (0–2201) 94 (24 · 1%) 84 (0–2339) 100 (25.6%)
Zhongning 725 (730) 34 (0–797) 39 (5.4%) 38 (0–4831) 48 (6.6%)
Zhongwei 705 (705) 36 (0–1841) 53 (7 · 5%) 47 (0–2170) 62 (8.8%)
Haiyuan 1309 (1310) 31 (0–1405) 49 (3.7%) 33 (0–4320) 53 (4.1%)
Guyuan 906 (1356) 63 (0–2005) 99 (10.9%) 65 (0–2352) 100 (11.0%)
Xiji 1115 (1432) 2 (0–426) 43 (3.9%) 4 (0–704) 43 (3.9%)
Pengyang 637 (653) 64 (0–2610) 129 (20.3%) 68 (0–3153) 140 (22.0%)
Longde 834 (838) 64 (0–1733) 132 (15.8%) 66 (0–1483) 145 (17.4%)
Jingyuan 345 (363) 63 (0–1098) 76 (22.0%) 70 (0–1501) 82 (23.8%)

*included cases diagnosed between 1st January to September 30th (case records were unavailable for October to December) · † All times are shown as median number of days; N > 6 months indicates the number of individuals who took longer than 6 months to seek treatment/be diagnosed.

Yang et al.

Yang et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:1110   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-1110

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