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Table 2 Knowledge of Tuberculosis disease among slum dwellers in Uganda §

From: Socio-demographic determinants and prevalence of Tuberculosis knowledge in three slum populations of Uganda

Knowledge Scale Response N = 1139 (%) Knowledge Scale Response N = 1139 (%)
TB Cause Smoking 423 (37.1) Who can get TB Φ Anybody 783 (68.7)
Φ Germ 304 (26.7)   PHAs 223 (19.5)
Alcohol 227 (19.9)   Alcoholics 145 (12.7)
Malnutrition 31 (2.7)   Drug Users 116 (10.2)
Witchcraft 17 (1.5)   Poor 56 (5)
Other 190 (16.7)   Prison History 17 (1.5)
Don’t Know 316 (27.7)   Homeless 11 (0.7)
TB Symptoms Φ Cough > 2 weeks 533 (46.8)   Other persons 89 (7.8)
Any Cough 530 (46.4) * TB Cure Φ TB is Curable 969 (85.1)
Weight Loss 380 (33.4)   TB is not Curable 170 (14.9)
Chest Pain 314 (27.6) How is TB Cured Φ Specific Drugs 791 (69.4)
Coughing up blood 234 (20.5)   Treatment in Community 200 (17.6)
Fever 185(16.2)   Herbs 38 (3.3)
Shortness of Breath 171 (15)   Home Rest Alone 29 (2.5)
Fever > 14 days 106 (9.3)   Prayer 16 (1.4)
Fatigue 106 (9.3)   Other Cure 23 (2.0)
Other Symptoms 61 (5.4)   Don’t Know 58 (5.8)
Don’t Know 124 (10.9) Where is TB Cured Φ Government Facilities 911 (80)
TB Transmission Φ Airborne 618 (54.3)   Private Clinic 167 (14.7)
Sharing Utensils 519 (45.6)   NGO/Church Facilities 161 (14.1)
Sharing Meals 226 (19.8)   Traditional Healer 45 (4)
Shaking Hands 74 (6.5)   Other Cure Place 14 (1.2)
Touching public items 59 (5.2) * How Long is Rx < 1 month 23 (2.0)
Other routes 102 (8.9)   1 – 3 months 119 (10.4)
Don’t Know 180 (15.8)   3 - 6 months 178 (15.6)
TB Prevention Avoid Sharing Dishes 489 (42.9)   Φ 6 - 8 months 371 (32.6)
Φ Cough Hygiene 387 (34)   > 8 months 151 (13.3)
Drugs 281 (24.7)   Don’t Know 297 (26.1)
Vaccination/BCG 194 (17) * Cost of TB Rx Φ Free of charge 399 (35)
Avoid Handshake 98 (8.6)   Expensive 367 (32.2)
Washing Hands 99 (8.7)   Affordable 85 (7.4)
Good Nutrition 47 (4.1)   Don’t Know 288 (25.3)
Closing Home Windows 36 (3.2)    
Prayer 11 (1)    
Other means 141 (12.4)    
  Don’t Know 167 (14.7)    
  1. Φ Correct responses in bold.
  2. *Non-multiple responses question.
  3. §Individuals (51) missing baseline data <5% in total.
  4. Rx means treatment.