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Table 4 Time associated with seeking epilepsy care (traveling, waiting and consulting), Agincourt 2010–11

From: Health care utilization and outpatient, out-of-pocket costs for active convulsive epilepsy in rural northeastern South Africa: a cross-sectional Survey

Travel Time Median Time (in minutes) IQR Mode of Transport
 to Clinic 60 40–90 62 % walked, 38 % public taxi
 to Hospital 120 120–240 92 % public taxi, 4 % walked, 3 % hired car, 1 % personal car
Waiting Time    
 to Clinic 120 10–420  
 to Hospital 240 30–600  
Time with Health Professional   Health Professional Seen
 to Clinic 10 9–15 11 % physician, 89 % nurse
 to Hospital 10 10–15 30 % physician, 70 % nurse
Time Totals    
 Clinic 220* 140–310  
 Hospital 490* 320–610  
  1. *p < 0.0001