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Table 4 Communities' perception about the public health importance 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 is a health problem:        
Yes 49 (35.8) 66 (30.6) 115 (32.6)* 28 (16.2) 38 (17.6) 66 (17.0)* 181 (24.4)
Rare 84 (61.3) 146 (67.6) 230 (65.2)* 133 (76.9) 168 (77.8) 301 (77.4)* 531 (71.6)
No 4 (2.9) 4 (1.9) 8 (2.3) 12 (6.9) 10 (4.6) 22 (5.7) 30 (4.0)
Do not know 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
TBL is a public health problem since when:        
Since many years ago 85 (64.4) 129 (61.1) 214 (62.4)* 156 (96.9) 196 (95.1) 352 (95.9)* 566 (79.7)
Since recent years 46 (34.8) 82 (38.9) 128 (37.3)* 3 (1.9) 9 (4.4) 12 (3.3)* 140 (19.7)
Do not know 1 (0.8) 0 (0) 1 (0.3) 2 (1.2) 1 (0.5) 3 (0.8) 4 (0.6)
TBL mostly attacks:        
Male 10 (7.4) 31(14.5) 41(11.7) 12 (7.0) 29 (13.4) 41(10.6) 82 (11.1)
Female 7 (5.1) 6 (2.8) 13 (3.7) 8 (4.7) 7 (3.2) 15 (3.9) 28 (3.8)
Both 100 (73.5) 160 (74.8) 260 (74.3) 124 (72.1) 145 (67.1) 269 (69.3) 529 (71.7)
Do not know 19 (14.0) 17 (7.9) 36 (10.3) 28 (16.3) 35 (16.2) 63 (16.2) 99 (13.4)
TBL mostly attacks:        
Under 5 years 96 (70.1) 147 (69.0) 243 (69.4)* 88 (51.5) 130 (59.9) 218 (56.2)* 461 (62.5)
Children b/n 5 - 15 years 119 (86.9)* 200 (93.9)* 319 (91.1)* 104 (60.8) 139 (64.1) 243 (62.6)* 562 (76.2)
Adult under 60 years 103 (75.2) 144 (67.6) 247 (70.6)* 146 (85.4) 173 (79.7) 319 (82.2)* 566 (76.7)
Old person over 60 years 97 (70.8) 146 (68.5) 243 (69.4)* 141 (82.5) 170 (78.3) 311 (80.2)* 554 (75.1)
Do not know 6 (4.4) 2 (0.9) 8 (2.3) 15 (8.8) 16 (7.4) 31 (8.0) 39 (5.3)
  1. *there was statistically significant difference