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Table 2 Knowledge about TB among Immigrant Students in Umeå Swedish-Language Schools (N = 268)

From: Screening migrants for tuberculosis - a missed opportunity for improving knowledge and attitudes in high-risk groups: A cross-sectional study of Swedish-language students in Umeå, Sweden

Items accurately identified by most respondents as correct Number of correct answers (%)
TB is caused by a bacterium 152 (56.7)
TB can spread to other people if a diseased person:  
Coughs 203 (75.8)
Shares a room with them 140 (52.2)
Spits 136 (50.8)
Sneezes 135 (50.4)
TB is not transmitted through handshakes 143 (53.4)
People at increased risk include:  
Those in contact with sick people 192 (71.6)
Smokers 159 (59.3)
Prisoners 147 (54.9)
Substance abusers 145 (54.1)
HIV infected 144 (53.7)
Homeless 138 (51.5)
Symptoms related to TB:  
Coughing up blood 202 (75.4)
Chest pain 166 (61.9)
Feeling tired all the time 160 (59.7)
Fever 152 (56.7)
Unexplained weight loss 148 (55.2)
To get rid of TB, patients must continue treatment even if they feel better after two-three weeks 196 (73.1)
To prevent the spread of TB, all patients should be asked to:  
spit in a tissue and avoid coughing on others 200 (74.6)
sleep in a bedroom away from other family members 186 (69.4)
cover their noses when coughing or sneezing 183 (68.3)