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Table 2 Communities’ source of information about TB in Shinile town, Somali regional state, eastern Ethiopia from January to May, 2013

From: Community knowledge, attitude, and practices towards tuberculosis in Shinile town, Somali regional state, eastern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Number (%) of male Number (%) of female Total number (%)
Heard of TB    
Yes 199 (96.6) 190 (93.1) 389 (94.9)
No 7 (3.4) 14 (6.9) 21 (5.1)
Sources of information    
Newspaper and magazines 27 (13.1) 28 (13.4) 55 (13.4)
Media (radio) 135 (65.5) 124 (60.8) 259 (63.2)
Brochures, posters, etc. 16 (7.8) 14 (6.9) 30 (7.3)
Health workers 123 (59.7) 110 (53.9) 233 (56.8)
Family, friends, 59 (28.6) 48 (23.5) 107 (26.1)
Religious leader 24 (11.6) 19 (9.3) 43 (10.5)
Teachers 76 (36.9) 48 (23.5) 124 (30.2)