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Table 3 Description of transport-related characteristics of the total study sample, consisting of individuals that required surgical care in the last 12 months, and the three study groups (no surgical care due to affordability, accessibility and fear/no trust, respectively) separately

From: Barriers to surgical care in Nepal

Transport-related characteristics of the study groups and the total study sample
  Affordability
Study group 1
Accessibility
Study group 2
Fear/no trust
Study group 3
Complete study sample
  n = 42 n = 42 n = 34 n = 207
Secondary health facility
 Transport to health facilitya %
  Public transport (bus/taxi) 71.4 83.3 66.7 71.6
  Car 0.0 2.4 6.1 2.9
  Motorcycle 0.0 0.0 15.2 8.3
  Bicycle 2.4 0.0 0.0 1.5
  Animal 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.5
  On foot 23.8 14.3 12.1 15.2
Travel time to health facility in hours, median (iqr) 1.0 (1.5) 2.5 (10.5) 1.0 (2.7) 1.0 (2.7)
Waiting time for transport in hours, median (iqr) 0.2 (0.4) 1.0 (0.9) 0.1 (0.5) 0.2 (0.5)
Cost for transport in 1000 Nep. Rupees, median (iqr) 0.1 (0.2) 0.4 (1.5) 0.1 (0.6) 0.1 (0.4)
 Transport money available %
  Yes 54.8 73.8 57.6 64.2
  No 23.8 14.3 9.1 11.3
  N/A 21.4 11.9 33.3 24.5
Tertiary health facility
 Transport to health facilitya %
  Public transport (bus/taxi) 97.6 95.2 73.5 83.6
  Car 0.0 2.4 5.9 2.9
  Motorcycle 0.0 0.0 11.8 8.2
  On foot 2.4 2.4 8.8 5.3
Travel time to health facility in hours, median (iqr) 2.3 (4.0) 6.0 (17.3) 2.4 (4.7) 2.0 (5.5)
Waiting time for transport in hours, median (iqr) 0.5 (1.0) 1.0 (1.0) 0.3 (1.0) 0.3 (1.0)
Cost for transport in 1000 Nep. Rupees, median (iqr) 0.3 (1.0) 0.8 (3.0) 0.3 (1.0) 0.3 (1.0)
 Transport money available %
  Yes 58.5 63.6 61.8 63.8
  No 36.6 30.3 17.6 21.4
  N/A 4.9 6.1 20.6 14.8
  1. aThe exact questions were phrased as: what is the main way for you or your household members to go to a secondary/tertiary health facility?