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Table 3 Other reasons given by the pregnant mothers for coming late

From: Timing and reasons for coming late for the first antenatal care visit by pregnant women at Mulago hospital, Kampala Uganda

Reason Number Percentage (n = 180)
Was getting ANC from somewhere else 96 53.3
Was busy 24 13.3
Developed a problem 13 7.2
Was far away 12 6.7
Was lazy 9 5.0
The pregnancy has grown 8 4.4
Wants to get a file 6 3.3
Was told to come 5 2.8
Did not know where the ANC clinic is located 3 1.7
She has had children before 1 0.6
Doctors and nurses don’t pay attention when early 1 0.6
Got tired of ANC during past pregnancies 1 0.6
Thought this was the right time to come 1 0.6