Skip to main content

Table 2 Numbers and percentages of GPs who considered TB as one of the three possible diagnoses in any of the 5 clinical vignettes describing TB-cases

From: Tuberculosis suspicion and knowledge among private and public general practitioners: Questionnaire Based Study in Oman

Clinical Vignette    
  Private Public P-Value
  N (%) N (%)  
TB case 1 (5 weeks cough, loss of weight) 93 (60.4%) 81(78.6%) 0.002
TB case 2 (HIV with prolonged cough) 119 (77.3%) 83 (80.6%) 0.526
TB case 3 (loss of weight, night sweats) 112(72.2%) 91 (88.3%) 0.003
TB case 4 (cough with heamoptysis) 109 (70.8%) 78 (75.7%) 0.382
TB case 5 (Cough, crackles at the apex) 119 (77.3%) 96 (93.2%) 0.001
Sarcoidosis 70 (49%) 44 (44.4%) 0.490
Fibrosis 48 (32.9%) 24 (24.2%) 0.145
Pneumonia 8 (5.5%) 21 (21.2%) 0.001
bronchiectasis 16 (11.1%) 13 (13.1%) 0.633
COPD 13 (9.0%) 12 (12.1%) 0.420