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Table 3 Sequence of provider visited, and care received for epilepsy

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

Variables1st Provider visit, n = 305 (%)2nd provider visit, n = 177 (%)3rd provider visit, n = 68 (%)
Health centre108 (35.4)53 (29.9)23 (33.8)
Hospital64 (20.9)47 (26.6)13 (19.1)
Church/Mosque36 (11.8)45 (25.4)18 (26.5)
Traditional healer32 (10.5)19 (10.7)10 (14.7)
Neighbour/friend39 (12.8)01 (1.6)00 (00.0)
Other*26 (08.5)12 (6.7)04 (05.8)
Control fits/seizures111 (36.4)74 (41.8)40 (58.8)
Cure epilepsy194 (63.6)103 (58.2)28 (41.2)
Anti-epileptic medicines192 (62.9)113 (63.8)40 (58.8)
Herbal medication66 (21.6)19 (10.7)10 (14.7)
Prayers40 (13.1)45 (25.4)18 (26.5)
Others&07 (02.3)00 (00.0)00 (00.0)
  1. *other includes private clinics, drug shops, and community outreach
  2. & Others include doing nothing