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Table 5 Treatment-seeking behaviour of participants

From: The social, physical and economic impact of lymphedema and hydrocele: a matched cross-sectional study in rural Nigeria

Treatment-seeking behaviours Control (n = 52) Case
(n = 52)
P-value
(Fisher’s test)
OR
(95%CI)
No treatment
 Always seeks some form of treatment/remedy ill 52 (100%) 50 (96.15%) 0.49 1.00
 Does not always seek treatment/remedy when ill 0 (0%) 2 (3.85%)   Inf (0.19, Inf)
Self-medication
 Frequently attempts to self-medicate 52 (100%) 51 (98.08%) 1 1.00
 Rarely attempts to self-medicate 0 (0%) 1 (1.92%)   Inf (0.026, Inf)
Traditional healer
 Does not visit traditional healers when ill 37 (71.15%) 15 (28.84%) < 0.001 1.00
 Visits traditional healers when ill 10 (28.84%) 42 (80.77%)   10.08 (3.82, 28.85)
Spiritual healer
 Does not visit spiritual healers when ill 46 (88.46%) 22 (44.31%) < 0.001 1.00
 Visits spiritual healers when ill 6 (11.54%) 30 (57.69%)   10.19 (3.52, 34.51)
Hospital
 Does not go to hospital when ill 0 (0%) 5 (9.61%) 0.057 1.00
 Goes to hospital when ill 52 (100%) 47 (90.38%)   0 (0.00, 1.05)