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Table 2 Knowledge of Tuberculosis among respondents in baseline (2010–2011) and midline (2012–2013) surveys in 30 districts in India

From: Serial survey shows community intervention may contribute to increase in knowledge of Tuberculosis in 30 districts of India

Key knowledge’s on TB Baseline (n = 3822) Midline (n = 4211) Total ***p-value
n % n % n %
Symptoms*
 Cough of ≥2 weeks 2829 74 3421 81 6250 78 <0.001
 Chest pain 1147 30 1138 27 2285 28 0.112
 Coughing blood 1721 45 2311 55 4032 50 <0.001
 Fever 1262 33 1514 36 2776 35 0.090
 Night sweat 77 2 322 8 399 5 0.060
 Weight loss 650 17 1075 26 1725 21 <0.001
 Loss of appetite 345 9 679 16 1024 13 0.002
 Don’t know 421 11 282 7 703 9 0.070
Mode of transmission*
 Air 2293 60 2973 71 5266 66 <0.001
 Sharing of food 1184 31 1568 37 2752 34 <0.001
 Sharing bed clothes 535 14 875 21 1410 18 0.005
 Hand shake 688 18 394 9 1082 13 <0.001
 Don’t know 764 20 580 14 1344 17 0.004
Diagnosis*
 Sputum 2523 66 2764 66 5287 66 1.000
 Chest X-ray 2332 61 2281 54 4613 57 <0.001
 Other (blood, skin, urine) 382 10 59 1 441 5 0.020
 Don’t know 573 15 582 13 1155 14 0.100
Curability
 Yes completely 3364 88 3505 83 6869 85 <0.001
 Yes partially 305 8 450 11 755 9 0.170
 No 38 1 51 1 89 1 1.000
 Don’t know 115 3 205 5 320 4 0.390
Duration of treatment
 4wks or less 115 3 97 2 212 3 0.640
 1–5mths 612 16 358 9 970 12 0.002
 6–8mths 1759 46 2028 48 3787 47 0.220
  > 8mths 306 8 777 18 1083 13 <0.001
 Don’t know 1030 27 951 23 1981 25 0.124
Knows DOTS 1059 28 1094 26 2153 27 0.043
**Knows DOTS is free 847 80 957 87 1804 22 <0.001
****Heard of TB 3822 84 4211 88 8033 100 <0.001
  1. *Multiple response, **Among those who knew DOTs, ***Chi-square test for comparison of proportions,****Respondents for baseline and midline are 4652 and 4804 respectively. Project is raising awareness on drug sensitive as well as drug resistant tuberculosis and the treatment duration are 6-8 months and >8 months are considered correct