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Table 3 Communities' knowledge about mode of transmission of TBL, Dubti and Amibara districts, Afar Region, north east Ethiopia, May 2009

From: Knowledge of cervical tuberculosis lymphadenitis and its treatment in pastoral communities of the Afar region, Ethiopia

Variable Dubti    Amibara    
  Female (%) Male (%) Total (%) Female (%) Male (%) Total (%) Total (%)
TBL can be transmitted:        
Yes 112 (81.8) 183 (85.1) 295 (83.8)* 136 (79.1) 159 (73.6) 295 (76.0)* 590 (79.7)
No 17(12.4) 30 (14.0) 47 (13.4) 8 (4.7) 21(9.7) 29 (7.5) 76 (10.3)
Do not know 8 (5.8) 2 (0.9) 10 (2.8) 28 (16.3) 36 (16.7) 64 (16.5) 74 (10.0)
TBL transmitted through:        
Contact 69 (61.6) 97 (53.0) 166 (56.3)* 105 (76.6) 127 (79.4) 232 (78.1)* 398 (67.2)
Cough/breathing 67(59.8) 119 (65.0) 186 (63.1)* 57 (41.6) 64 (40.0) 121 (40.7)* 307 (51.9)
Sharing cups/feeding 31(27.9) 47 (25.7) 78 (26.5) 44 (32.1) 47 (29.4) 91 (30.6) 169 (28.5)
Other (sex, fly, cloths) 4 (3.6) 7 (3.8) 11(3.7) 5 (3.6) 15 (9.4) 20 (6.7) 31(5.2)
Do not know 3 (2.7) 6 (3.3) 9 (3.1) 4 (2.9) 3 (1.9) 7 (2.4) 16 (2.7)
  1. *there was statistically significant difference