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Table 2 Number of physicians visited until diagnoses and time until diagnosis

From: Guideline adherence and patient satisfaction in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disorders – an evaluation study

   Ulcerative colitis Crohn's disease Total
   (N = 27) (N = 59) (N = 86)
Number of physicians visited until diagnosis 1–2 55% 42% 49%
  3–4 22% 32% 27%
  5–6 7% 14% 11%
  more than 7 11% 5% 8%
  unknown 4% 5% 5%
  n/a   2% 1%
Time until diagnosis same year 67% 38% 53%
  1 years 7% 17% 12%
  2 years 11% 7% 9%
  3 years 4% 7% 6%
  more than 4 years 12% 22% 17%
  unknown   7% 4%
  n/a   2% 1%