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Table 1 Responses to questions towards TB among men and women in a rural area of China

From: Gender difference in knowledge of tuberculosis and associated health-care seeking behaviors: a cross-sectional study in a rural area of China

Questions   Total(n = 1083)
n (%)
Men(n = 502)
n (%)
Women(n = 581)
n (%)
1. Have you ever heard about TB? No 9(0.8) 3(0.6) 6(1.0)
  Yes 1074(99.2) 499(99.4) 575(99.0)
2. Is TB transmissible? Don't know 55(5.1) 22(4.4) 33(5.7)
  No 31(2.9) 15(3.0) 16(2.8)
  Yes 997(92.1) 465(92.6) 532(91.6)
3. Do you regard TB as a severe disease? Don't know 44(4.1) 20(4.0) 24(4.1)
  No 11(1.0) 9(1.8) 2(0.3)
  Severe 250(23.1) 113(22.5) 137(23.6)
  Very severe 778(71.8) 360(71.7) 418(71.9)
4. Do you think TB will influence the labor ability? Don't know 43(4.0) 17(3.4) 26(4.5)
  No 9(0.8) 4(0.8) 5(0.9)
  Yes, but little 294(27.1) 132(26.3) 162(27.9)
  Yes, seriously 737(68.1) 349(69.5) 388(66.8)
5. Did you actively learn something about TB? No 914(84.4) 401(79.9) 513(88.3)
  Yes 169(15.6) 101(20.1) 68(11.7)
6. Did you actively share the knowledge of TB with others? No 941(86.9) 429(85.5) 512(88.1)
  Yes 142(13.1) 73(14.5) 69(11.9)
7. What's the duration of cough regarded as TB suspicious symptom? Don't know 490(45.2) 196(39.0) 294(50.6)
  <1 week 75(6.9) 41(8.2) 34(5.9)
  1 week+ 129(11.9) 87(17.3) 42(7.2)
  3 week+ 173(16.0) 86(17.1) 87(15.0)
  1 month+ 216(19.9) 92(18.3) 124(21.3)
8. Is there an appointed health facility for TB diagnosis and treatment? Don't know 377(34.8) 142(28.3) 235(40.4)
  No 19(1.8) 9(1.8) 10(1.7)
  Yes 687(63.4) 351(69.9) 336(57.8)
9. Is it free for TB diagnosis in your county? Don't know 484(44.7) 209(41.6) 275(47.3)
  No 140(12.9) 58(11.6) 82(14.1)
  Yes 459(42.4) 235(46.8) 224(38.6)
10. Is it free for TB treatment in your county? Don't know 463(42.8) 201(40.0) 262(45.1)
  No 196(18.1) 77(15.3) 119(20.5)
  Yes 424(39.2) 224(44.6) 200(34.4)
11. Do you believe TB is a curable disease? Don't know 60(5.5) 24(4.8) 36(6.2)
  No 48(4.4) 19(3.8) 29(5.0)
  Sometimes 178(16.4) 65(12.9) 113(19.4)
  Yes 797(73.6) 394(78.5) 403(69.4)