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Table 2 Reasons for shifting from one provider to another

From: Biomedical drugs and traditional treatment in care seeking pathways for adults with epilepsy in Masindi district, Western Uganda: a household survey

VariablesFrequencies at each shifting
From 1st to 2nd Provider n = 177 (%) From 2nd to 3rd provider, n = 68 (%)From 3rd to 4th provider, n = 13 (%)
Reason for shifting
 Did not get better hence sought better treatment125 (70.6) 49 (72.1)08 (61.5)
 New provider was nearer22 (12.4) 13 (19.1)02 (15.4)
 Advice from friend or neighbour12 (6.8) 02 (2.9)03 (23.1)
 God needs to bless the drugs11 (6.2) 02 (2.9)00 (0.0)
 Expenses were high at former provider02 (1.1) 01 (1.5)00 (0.0)
 Drugs were free at new provider01 (0.6) 00 (0.0)00 (0.0)
 Othera04 (2.3) 01 (1.5)00 (0.0)
  1. Table legend aincludes the herbalist shifting, the patients being taken by the mother or wanting to know the disease