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Table 5 Care seeking behaviour

From: Female reproductive tract infections: understandings and care seeking behaviour among women of reproductive age in Lagos, Nigeria

Characteristics Frequency Percentage
Behaviour with symptoms(n = 182)
Ignored symptoms 4 2.2
Treated self 18 9.9
Sought medical care 160 87.9
Care providers in those who sought Medical care(n = 160)
Government Health Centre 56 31.5
General Hospital 23 12.9
Private Hospital 34 19.1
Pharmacy 40 22.5
Herbal home 14 7.8
Nursing home 11 6.2
Response to reasons for not seeking medical care (n = 22)
Absence of perceived morbidity 2 9.1
Mildness of symptoms 5 22.7
Short duration of symptoms 12 54.5
Financial reasons 3 13.6