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Table 3 Reasons for not seeking medical care across the various durations of LUTS

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

Duration of LUTS Non-Bothersome Poor Finance Time Constraint Advice Others
≤3mths (N = 8) 4 (50.0%) 2 (25.0%) 2 (25.0%) 0 0
4-12mths (N = 25) 20 (80.0%) 5 (20.0%) 0 0 0
13-24mths (N = 20) 13 (65.0%) 5 (25.0%) 0 0 2 (10.0%)
25-60mths (N = 47) 34 (72.3%) 8 (17.0%) 2 (4.3%) 2 (4.3%) 1 (2.1%)
>60mths (N = 38) 25 (65.8%) 11 (28.9%) 0 2 (5.3%) 0
Total (138) 96 (69.6%) 31 (22.5%) 4 (2.9%) 4 (2.9%) 3 (2.2%)