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Table 2 Knowledge: Awareness to the TB-STS and access to strain typing data and resources

From: Prospective evaluation of a complex public health intervention: lessons from an initial and follow-up cross-sectional survey of the tuberculosis strain typing service in England

   Initial survey Follow-up survey  
   n % n % p-valued
Heard of the TB-STS a Total 105 85.4 123 99.2 <0.001
Profession Health protection 28 100 28 100 .
  Physician 20 66.7 30 100 0.001
  Nurse 57 86.4 65 98.5 0.015
TB incidence Low 49 87.5 56 100 0.006
  Medium 24 72.7 32 97.0 0.010
  High 32 91.4 35 100 0.077
Access to strain typing data b Total 90 72.6 108 87.1 0.004
Profession Health protection 26 92.9 27 96.4 0.553
  Physician 21 70.0 23 76.7 0.559
  Nurse 43 65.2 58 87.9 0.002
TB incidencec Low 38 67.9 47 83.9 0.047
  Medium 24 72.7 28 84.9 0.228
  High 28 80.0 33 94.3 0.074
Access to training (health protection staff) 8 28.6 19 67.9 0.003
Access to resources (health protection staff) 16 57.1 23 82.1 0.042
  1. aHave you heard of the TB-STS (apart from in this survey)? (Yes / No).
  2. bDo you have access to strain typing data? (Yes / No).
  3. cArea where respondents worked is defined as low, medium and high TB incidence: <10/100,000, 10-19/100,000, ≥20/100,000 population, respectively.
  4. dchi2 test of significance comparing responses from the initial and follow-up surveys.