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Figure 3

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

Figure 3

Median delay periods and inter quartile range (IQR) taking only medical providers as a reference point. This figure tries to show the median delay period taking only medical providers as a reference point. The delay periods are divided in to three, namely patients', health systems' and total delay periods. In this figure, median patients' delay is higher compared to the median health-seeking period in figure 2, which shows that patients take relatively longer time until they consult medical providers that play a crucial role for early diagnosis of TB.

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