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Table 2 Number of health consultations of VL patients before reaching the treatment hospital/PHC

From: Visceral leishmaniasis diagnosis and reporting delays as an obstacle to timely response actions in Nepal and India

  Number of consultations before arriving in treating hospital/PHC
  Total Bihar Nepal Male Female First episode Recurrent episode
N 95 49 46 60 35 87 8
Mean (consultations) 2,0 2,6 1,4 1,9 2,1 2,0 1,6
95% Confidence Int. 1.7-2.3 2.2-3.0 1.1-1.7 1.6-2.3 1.6-2.7 1.7-2.3 0.5-2.7
Std. Error (SEM) 0.15 0.21 0.16 0.17 0.27 0.15 0.46
Std. Deviation (SD) 1,4 1,5 1,1 1,7 1,6 1,4 1,3
Kolmogorov-Smirnov p < 0.01 p < 0.01 p < 0.01 p < 0.01 p < 0.01 p < 0.01 p = 0.114
Mann-Whitney U-Test   p < 0.001 p = 0.631 p = 0.530
Median 2 2 1 2 2 2 2
Interquartile range 2 2 1 2 2 2 2
Full range 7 7 4 6 7 7 4
  1. Data is given as total as well as stratified by nationality, sex and VL history.