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Table 2 Factors affecting patient reporting time to the A&E department

From: Time intervals and associated factors of emergency treatment: first insight into Pakistani system

Factors N (%) P value
Decision factors Symptom would go away by itself 1893 (44.8%) <0.05
Self medication to relieve symptoms 1652 (39.09%) <0.05
Fear of treatment 909 (21.5%) -
Neglected the consequences of symptoms 477 (11.2%) <0.05
Concern relieved by individuals close to the patient 214 (5.06%) -
Expensive transport 638 (15.09%) <0.05
Living without friends or family 189 (4.47%) -
Transit factors Traffic/gridlock 1572 (37.2%) <0.05
Long commuting distance 468 (11.07%) <0.05
Mode of transport (other than ambulance) 2850 (67.43%) <0.05
Availability of transportation 607 (14.36%) <0.05
Poor law and order situation in the city 246 (5.82%) -
  Poor infrastructure of roads 204 (4.87%) -
  1. p values were considered significant when below p < 0.05.