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Table 2 Reasons Reported by Patients for pre-hospital delay, Aydin, 2005

From: Multiple Causes for Delay in Arrival at Hospital in Acute Stroke Patients in Aydin, Turkey

Reasons n %*
Waiting for symptoms to go away 11 35.5
Not realizing the urgency of seeking medical help 10 32.3
Stroke while sleeping 6 19.4
Not able to call for help 4 13.3
Taking medicine and waiting for it to take effec 2 6.5
Calling doctor to come to the home 1 3.2
  1. *%s are taken from stated reasons because patients were allowed to cite more than one reason for pre-hospital delay.