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Table 2 Attitude and stigma towards tuberculosis among the general population

From: Stigma matters in ending tuberculosis: Nationwide survey of stigma in Ethiopia

Variables#%
Do you think you can get TB (n = 1668)75645.3
 Reaction if you were found out that you have TB (N = 1668)Cope with it107664.5
Fear53231.9
Surprise804.8
Shame553.3
Embarrassment332
Sadness or hopelessness784.7
Other90.5
 Who would you talk to about your illness if you had TB? (N = 1668)Doctor/other medical worker138082.7
Spouse35821.5
Parent45027
Children16910.1
Other family member42825.7
Close friend27616.5
No one181.1
Others50.03
 What would you do if you thought you had symptoms of TB?Go to public health facility159895.8
Go to private health facility23314
Go to pharmacy462.8
Go to spiritual/traditional healer251.5
Pursue other self-treatment options40.2
Others20.1
Don’t know110.7
 If you would not go to health facility, what is the reason? (N = 24)Not sure where to go729.2
Cost1145.8
Transportation related28.3
Don’t trust health workers416.7
Would be cured by religion10.1
 If you had symptoms of TB, at what point would you go to the health facility?Immediately108064.7
In few days30518.3
One to 2 weeks17210.3
After 2 weeks935.6
I will not go to health facility140.8
Other40.2
 How expensive do you think TB diagnosis and treatment in this country?It is free of charge78246.9
It is reasonably priced18711.2
It is moderately expensive1398.3
It is very expensive1428.5
Don’t know41825.1
Know people who have/had TB81548.9
 Statement closest to your feeling about people with TBI feel compassion and desire to help114268.5
I feel compassion but tend to stay away from these people20812.5
It is their problem and I don’t want to get TB by trying to help them744.4
I fear them because they may infect me985.9
I have no particular feeling1458.7
Other10.1
 How TB patient usually regarded/treated In your community?Most people reject him/her34220.5
Most people are friendly, but they generally try to avoid29517.7
The community mostly supports and helps him/her68340.9
I don’t have the experience34520.7
Others30.2