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From: Diagnostic and treatment delay among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Figure 2

Median delay period and inter quartile range (IQR) taking all health providers as a reference point. This figure shows the median delay periods taking all health providers as a reference points. It divides the delay periods in to four, namely health seeking period, health providers' delay, diagnosing facilities' delay and total delay. As can be seen from the figure, patients took 15 days to first visit a health provider after the onset of their cough. This indicates that patients seek for treatment relatively early irrespective of the type health provider visited. On the other hand the median health providers' delay was very long which shows the possible area for intervention activities.

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