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Table 3 Distribution of health care providers at first consultation

From: Health seeking behaviour and delayed management of tuberculosis patients in rural Bangladesh

Items n (%)
First Consultation
Non-qualified Practitioner 170 60.7
 Pharmacy 78 27.9
 Others 72 25.7
 NGO Paramedics 18 6.4
 Homeopath 1 0.4
 Ayurvedic 1 0.4
Qualified Practitioner 110 39.3
 Private Practitioner 64 22.9
 icddr,b 33 11.8
 UHC 12 4.3
 DOTS Centre 1 0.4
  1. NGO Non-governmental organization, UHC Upazila Health Complex, icddr,b International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, DOTS Directly-observed treatment short-course