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Table 8 Opinion of respondents about health services provided by the village health center

From: Elimination of schistosomiasis requires multifactorial diagnostics: evidence from high- and low-prevalence areas in the Nile Delta, Egypt

 Ebiana
N = 643
El-Rouse
N = 377
General handling of the patient by the physician
 Good551 (85.7)143 (37.9)
 Average48 (7.5)35 (9.3)
 Bad28 (4.4)167 (44.3)
 Don’t know16 (2.5)32 (8.5)
Subjected to physical examination
 Yes475 (73.9)133 (35.3)
 Sometimes51 (7.9)48 (12.7)
 No89 (13.8)140 (37.1)
 Don’t know28 (4.4)56 (14.9)
Time spent with patient by the physician
 Enough467 (72.6)116 (30.8)
 Sometimes enough15 (2.3)33 (8.8)
 Not enough109 (17.0)160 (42.4)
 Don’t know52 (8.1)68 (18.0)
Patients given chance to explain condition and symptoms
 Yes543 (84.4)139 (36.9)
 Sometimes20 (3.1)43 (11.4)
 No50 (7.8)126 (33.4)
 Don’t know30 (4.7)69 (18.3)
Condition and medications prescribed explained by the physician
 Yes530 (82.4)129 (34.2)
 Sometimes26 (4.0)41 (10.9)
 No60 (9.3)137 (36.3)
 Don’t know27 (4.2)70 (18.6)
General proficiency of the health center
 Competent518 (80.6)157 (41.6)
 Average92 (14.3)162 (43.0)
 Don’t know33 (5.1)58 (15.4)
Treatment in general
 Good508 (79.0)143 (37.9)
 Average53 (8.2)35 (9.3)
 makes me not want to seek treatment at health center61 (9.5)167 (44.3)
 Don’t know21 (3.3)32 (8.5)
Results of analysis
 Mostly right403 (63.5)189 (50.3)
 Mostly wrong94 (14.8)85 (22.5)
 Sometimes wrong13 (2.1)3 (0.8)
 wrong if extra fees not paid31 (4.9)13 (3.4)
 Don’t know93(14.7)87 (23.0)
Bilharzia tablets available
 Yes382 (60.2)158 (41.9)
 Sometimes124 (19.6)85 (23.7)
 No48 (7.6)37 (10.3)
 Don’t know80 (12.6)86 (24.0)
Cost of diagnosis and treatment of Bilharziasis
 Reasonable568 (89.6)278 (73.7)
 A lot13 (2.1)34 (8.9)
 Don’t know53 (8.4)65 (17.3)
Accessibility (among users of centers only)N = 439N = 116
Travel time to the health center
 1–5 min231 (52.6)17 (14.7)
 6–10 min125 (28.5)21 (18.1)
 11–15 min62 (14.1)44 (37.9)
 16+ minutes21 (4.8)34 (29.3)
Opinion about travel time to the health center
 Reasonable433 (98.6)92 (79.3)
 Too much6 (1.4)24 (20.7)
Waiting time before seeing the physician at latest visit
 1–15 min332 (75.6)39 (33.6)
 16–30 min56 (12.7)22 (19.0)
 31–60 min31 (7.1)19 (16.4)
 61+ minutes11 (2.5)28 (24.1)
 Doctor did not arrive9 (2.1)8 (6.9)
Opinion about waiting time at latest visit
 Reasonable433 (98.6)91 (78.4)
 Too much6 (1.4)25 (21.6)