Table 4

Treatment, severity of disease and time-delays in health care – laboratory-confirmed cases of giardiasis, Bergen 1/9 – 15/11 2004

Yes

Total

Percentage

Average

Median

Range


Duration (days)

-

82

-

32 d

30

6 – 60

Weight loss

67

81

83%

5.4 kg

5

1 – 23

Physician contacts (visits or phone)

72

73

99%

4.4 times

3

1 – 21

Absence from work/school

54

76

71%

10.5 d

8

1 – 30

Hospitalisation

6

83

7.2%

3.8 d

2.5

1 – 11

Antibiotic treatment

57*

83

69%

-

-

-

Patient delay in contacting health services (days)

-

74

-

17.1 d

16.5

0 – 44

Physician delay in start of treatment (days)

-

47

-

18.0 d

15.5

0 – 54

Total delay between symptom onset and start of treatment (days)

-

51

-

33.1 d

31

9 – 69


* at time of interview (8-11-04)

Nygård et al. BMC Public Health 2006 6:141   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-6-141

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