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Table 3 Deterrents to Medical or Hormonal Management of AUB: Patient Factors (N = 185)

From: Management of abnormal uterine bleeding by northern, rural and isolated primary care physicians: PART I – How are we doing?

Deterrent N (%)
Desire for immediate relief 131 (70.8)
Poor compliance 96 (51.9)
May not be a permanent solution 92 (49.7)
Financial impact 59 (31.9)
Limited patient comprehension 52 (28.1)
Patient's partner's preferences 23 (12.4)
Distance patient lives from medical care 15 (8.1)
Transportation problems 13 (7.0)
Embarrassment or offence of patient 12 (6.5)
Other: contraindications, side effects, cultural/religious beliefs, family planning, health beliefs (i.e. that medication won't work) N/A