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Table 3 Indications for scanning per anatomic region

From: Assessing and coping with the financial burden of computed tomography utilization in Limbe, Cameroon: a sequential explanatory mixed-methods study

Indications for CT scana Frequency (%; 95% CI)
Head & facial bones
 Suspected stroke/transient ischemic attack/hypertensive emergency 86 (27.0; 22.2–31.9)
 Trauma 45 (14.1; 10.3–18.0)
 Persistent headaches, blurred vision, suspected space-occupying lesion 44 (13.8; 10.0–17.6)
Chest
 Suspected pulmonary embolism 7 (2.2; 0.6–3.8)
 Chronic cough 4 (1.2; 0.0–2.5)
 Tumor workup 2 (0.6; 0.0–1.5)
Abdomen/Pelvis
 Pain, acute abdomen 18 (5.7; 3.1–8.2)
 Suspected tumor, mass 22 (6.9; 4.1–9.7)
 Urinary symptoms 15 (4.7; 2.4–7.0)
Spine
 Back ache (severe, chronic, persistent) 28 (8.8; 5.7–11.9)
 Suspected cord compression 9 (2.8; 1.0–4.6)
 Trauma 6 (1.9; 0.4–3.4)
  1. aData available for 318 respondents