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Table 4 Percent reported first help seeking by disease conditions: Leprosy and TB

From: Socio-cultural features and help-seeking preferences for leprosy and tuberculosis: a cultural epidemiological study in a tribal district of Maharashtra, India

First help seeking preferences Disease condition – Leprosy or TB
Leprosy (n = 100) TB (n = 50) p-value
FHS-Public 75.0 32.0 <0.0001
 Local Health Worker 9.0 0.0 0.029
 Primary Health Centre or Sub-Centre 51.0 22.0 0.001
 Government Hospital, BPHC, CHC 14.0 10.0 0.487
 Health Camp 1.0 0.0 0.478
FHS - Private 21.0 46.0 0.002
 Druggist or Pharmacy for Advice 1.0 4.0 0.216
 Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy 1.0 0.0 0.478
 Private Allopathy Doctor 13.0 34.0 0.002
 Private Allopathic Specialist 0.0 4.0 0.044
 NGO clinic, Private Hospital or Nursing Home 6.0 4.0 0.607
FHS - Traditional 4.0 22.0 0.001
 Local Herbal Healer 0.0 2.0 0.156
 Faith Healer 3.0 20.0 <0.0001
 Healing Temple, Dharga or Church 1.0 0.0 0.478
  1. *Test applied Chi-square test of independence applied for first help seeking and disease condition. Percentages are calculated for combined spontaneous and probed responses