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Table 2 Tuberculosis exposure and workplace biosafety

From: Prevalence of positive TST among healthcare workers in high-burden TB setting in Peru

Characteristic (n = 240)
Directly attend patients
Yes205 (85.4)
Use of N95 mask (n = 203)
 Always44 (21.7)
 Almost always49 (24.1)
 Sometimes47 (23.2)
 Never63 (31.0)
Reason for not using N95 mask (n = 63)
 They are uncomfortable11 (17.4)
 Masks not provided by health center38 (60.3)
 Does not want to use it1 (1.6)
 Other15 (23.8)
TB household contact (n = 72) 
 Yes22 (30.5)
Received IPT because of TB household contact (n = 22) 
 Yes5 (22.7)
  1. Values are n (%)
  2. TB Tuberculosis, IPT Isoniazid preventive therapy
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