Table 3

Type of non-NTP providers initially visited and reasons for not consulting a public facility first after the onset of TB (n = 378)
Variable N (%)
First visited non-NTP providers (n = 378)
Pharmacy/drug shops 298 (79)
Traditional healer 38 (10)
Private clinics 38 (10)
Health posts 4 (1)
Reasons for not visiting a public facility first (n = 378)
It was too expensive 83 (22)
It takes time 98 (26)
Long distance to the facility 87 (23)
Believed they would get better treatment elsewhere 68 (18)
Mistrust of public facility 38 (10)
Others 4 (1)

Ukwaja et al.

Ukwaja et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:25   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-25

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