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Table 4 Reasons for delayed POP treatments among participants at selected General and Referral Hospitals of Southern Ethiopia, 2020

From: Factors associated with delay in seeking treatment among women with pelvic organ prolapse at selected general and referral hospitals of Southern Ethiopia, 2020

Variables Delayed treatment (n = 104) Early treatment (n = 19) Total (n = 123) Percent (%)
Lack of support     
 No 38 13 51 41.46
 Yes 66 6 72 58.54
Low income     
 No 49 15 64 52.03
 Yes 55 4 59 47.97
Lack of transportation     
 No 19 14 33 26.83
 Yes 85 5 90 73.17
Unavailability of treatment centers     
 No 75 16 91 78.98
 Yes 29 3 32 21.02
Believing POP as normal     
 No 70 18 88 71.54
 Yes 34 1 35 28.46
Fear of surgery     
 No 53 12 65 52.84
 Yes 51 7 58 47.16
Culture influence     
 No 58 13 71 57.72
 Yes 46 6 52 42.18
Fear of stigma     
 No 40 14 54 43.90
 Yes 64 5 69 46.10
Fear of disclosure     
 No 42 14 56 45.53
 Yes 62 5 67 54.47
Being busy     
 No 62 11 73 59.34
 Yes 42 8 50 40.66