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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of TB patients attending at public health facilities in Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2016

From: Factors associated with the length of delay with tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment among adult tuberculosis patients attending at public health facilities in Gondar town, Northwest, Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent
Previous exposure to TB patient
 Yes 60 20.3
 No 236 79.7
HIV Status
 Positive 71 24
 Negative 225 76
First action with onset of symptoms
 Consult Health Care Provider 139 47
 Practiced self-medication 55 18.6
 Visit traditional healers 29 9.8
 Using non-prescribed medications from Pharmacies 73 24.7
Type of health facility first consultation
 Health Post 24 8.1
 Health Center 126 42.6
 Governmental Hospital 79 26.7
 Private Clinic 57 19.3
 Private hospital 10 3.4
No of Health Care Providers consulted
  ≤ 2 34 24.5
 3-4 23 16.5
  ≥ 5 82 59.0
Reasons of First Consultation
 Accessibility 148 50
 Confidence in getting Cured 35 11.8
 Service available anytime 42 14.2
 Better Care 46 15.5
Smear Status
 Smear Positive 228 77
 Smear Negative 68 23
Investigation TB diagnosis made
 Sputum smear microscopy 228 77
 Genexpert 68 23