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Table 1 Description of 26 fatal health episodes

From: Shaping healthcare-seeking processes during fatal illness in resource-poor settings. A study in Lao PDR

ID Age Sex Wealth status Ethnic group Access to facility Place and timing of death Type of delay
1 2 years Boy Middle Lavee Good Home on 3rd day 1
2 1 year Boy Middle Lavee Good Hospital after 20 months of ill health 3
3 5 months Girl Poor Alak Low Home after 5 months of ill health 1, 3
4 12 years Boy Poor Alak Low Home on 15th day of illness 1, 2
5 1, 2 and 3 days old Triplets Middle Tarieng Good Home on 1st , 2nd and 3rd day after birth 1, 2, 3
6 Mother and fetus Mother Middle Mangkhong Good Hospital 13 hours after labor started 3
7 3 days   Middle Mangkhong Good Hospital on 3rd day after birth 1, 2,3
8 9 years Girl Middle Lao Loum Good On way home from HC after 4 days of illness  
9 3years Boy Poor Mangkhong Low On way home from the hospital on the 9th day of illness 1, 2
10 6 years Girl Poor Mangkhong Low Home on 7th day 1
11 4 years Boy Poor Mangkhong Low Home after 10 days of illness 1, 2
12 2 months Twin girls Middle Lao Loum Good Home on 3rd and 4th day of illness 1, 2
13 1 month Triplet boys Middle Lao Loum Good Home after 4 weeks of life 1, 3
14 3years Girl Poor Lavee Low Home on 5th day 1,2
15 Stillborn   Poor Alak Good Home 2
16 4 days Girl Poor Lavee Low Home on 4th day of illness 1, 2
17 2 years Girl Poor Mangkhong Good Home on 9th day of illness 1, 2, 3
18 2 years Boy Middle Lavee Good At home on 6th day of illness 1, 3
19 Stillborn   Poor Alak Good Home  
20 Woman Mother Poor Mangkhong Good On way to hospital after delivery 1,2,3
  1. Type of delay:
  2. 1 = delay in making a decision to seek care;
  3. 2 = delay in reaching the health facility;
  4. 3 = delay in receiving care at a health facility upon arrival.