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Table 2 Duration from onset of LUTS to seeking medical care for the reported LUTS

From: Lower urinary tract symptoms in men: challenges to early hospital presentation in a resource-poor health system

Duration of LUTS Yet to seek care Sought Medical Care
   Within 3mths In 4-12mths After 12mths
≤3mths (N = 8) 8 (100%) 0 0 0
4-12mths (N = 51) 25 (49.0%) 8 (15.7%) 16 (31.4%) 0
13-24mths (N = 40) 20 (50.0%) 1 (2.5%) 11 (27.5%) 8 (20.0%)
25-60mths (N = 82) 47 (57.3%) 1 (1.2%) 15 (18.3%) 19 (23.2%)
>60mths (N = 86) 38 (44.2%) 3 (3.5%) 13 (15.1%) 32 (37.2%)
Total (267) 138 (51.7%) 13 (4.9%) 55 (20.6%) 59 (22.1%)
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