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Table 2 Communities’ knowledge about the cause, sign and symptoms of TB, Itang Special District, GRS, South Western Ethiopia

From: Community’s knowledge, attitudes and practices about tuberculosis in Itang Special District, Gambella Region, South Western Ethiopia

Variable Response categories Anywa site Nuer site Opwo site Total %
Cause of PTB   Number (%) Number (%) Number (%) Number (%)
  Bacteria 8 (6.3) 6 (2.1) 0 (0.0) 14 (3.3)
  Cold air 8 (6.3) 51 (18.2) 11 (78.6) 70 (16.6)
  Hot climate 1 (0.8) 5 (1.8) 0 (0.0) 6 (1.4)
  Shortage of food 17 (13.4) 4 (1.4) 1 (7.1) 22 (5.2)
  Alcohol 81 (63.8) 86 (30.6) 13 (92.8) 180 (42.7)
  Smoking 14 (11.1) 40 (14.2) 5 (35.7) 59 (13.9)
  Don’t know 4 (3.2) 143 (50.8) 4 (3.2) 151 (33.6)
Cause of (TBL) Bacteria 4 (3.2) 5 (1.8) 0 (0.0) 9 (2.1)
  Cold air 45 (35.4) 58 (20.6) 7 (50.0) 110 (26.1)
  Smoking 42 (33.1) 30 (10.7) 2 (14.3) 74 (17.5)
  Drinking cow raw milk 40 (31.5) 27 (9.6) 3 (21.4) 70 (16.6)
Signs and symptoms of PTB Cough for 2 weeks & above 29 (22.8) 10 (3.6) 3 (21.4) 42 (9.9)
  Weight loss 35 (27.6) 20 (7.1) 7 (50.0) 62 (14.7)
  Hemoptsis 81 (63.8) 176 (59.4) 6 (42.8) 254 (60.2)
  Chest pain 60 (47.2) 69 (24.5) 1 (7.1) 130 (30.8)
  Don’t know 3 (2.4) 88 (31.3) 0 (0.0) 91 (19.2)