Table 2: Reasons tuberculosis patients postponed seeking initial medical care after onset of symptoms, Republic of Armenia, September 2006–August 2007.

Reason* 𝑁 %

 Thought not serious, would pass on own10757.8%
 Thought something else; used other meds to treat3418.4%
 Could not afford to go to health facility168.6%
 Did not have time to go to health facility126.5%
 Did not know where to go for treatment52.7%
 Did not want to go to health facility52.7%
 Did not want others to know had TB42.2%
 Did not live near health facility10.5%
 Don’t Know10.5%
Total185100.00%

*Patients could list more than one reason.