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Table 2 Diagnosis and reporting experiences of communicable diseases among primary doctors in Taiwan (N = 1093).

From: Private doctors' practices, knowledge, and attitude to reporting of communicable diseases: a national survey in Taiwan

Questions Number (%)
a. Ever diagnosed reportable communicable diseases  
   No 687 (62.8)
   Yes 406 (37.2)
b. Ever reported reportable communicable diseases (Among those who have ever diagnosed)  
   No 66 (16.5)
   Yes 340 (83.5)
c. Number of times of reporting  
   1 time 98 (28.7)
   2 times 97 (28.4)
   3 times 44 (12.9)
   4 times 4 (1.2)
   More than 4 times 97 (28.7)
d. Methods for reporting  
   Fax report sheet to Local Health Department 216 (64.5)
   Internet report to Center of Disease Control 50 (14.9)
   Both 80 (24.0)
   Others 30 (9.0)
e. Reasons for not reporting (Among non-reporting doctors) (n = 66)
   Don't want to violate the patient's privacy 20 (32.8)
   Reporting procedure is troublesome 19 (31.1)
   Not sure whether the diagnosed disease is reportable 18 (29.5)
   No need to report because patients have been treated 15 (24.6)
   No need to report because prognosis of the disease is good 12 (19.7)
   No need to report because the disease is not highly contagious 7 (11.5)
   Don't know the reporting procedure 6 (9.8)
   Request by patients not to report 6 (9.8)
   Thought that other doctors or agencies would report 6 (9.8)
   Others 10 (16.4)