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Table 6 TB practice of respondents stratified by area of residence

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice towards tuberculosis in Gambia: a nation-wide cross-sectional survey

*What would you do if you had TB symptoms?
 Go to the health facility 2440 (95.4) 1717 (98.1) - 2.7 (− 3.7, − 1.6) 4157 (96.5) < 0.001
 Go to pharmacy 167 (6.5) 110 (6.3) 0.2 (− 1.2, 1.7) 277 (6.4) 0.746
 Go to traditional healer 305 (11.9) 116 (6.6) 5.3 (3.6, 7.0) 421 (9.8) < 0.001
 Go to religious leader 83 (3.2) 29 (1.7) 1.6 (0.7, 2.5) 112 (2.6) 0.001
 Pursue self-treatment 88 (3.4) 30 (1.7) 1.7 (0.8, 2.7) 118 (2.7) 0.001
At what point will you go to the health facility if you develop TB symptoms?
 Will go immediately 2092 (81.8) 1535 (87.7) - 5.9 (− 8.0, − 3.7) 3627 (84.2) < 0.001
 Will not go at all 102 (4.0) 24 (1.4) 2.6 (1.7, 3.6) 126 (2.9) < 0.001
 **Others 364 (14.2) 192 (11.0) 3.3 (1.3, 5.3) 556 (12.9) 0.002
Overall practice
 Poor 477 (18.6) 225 (12.8) 5.8 (3.6, 8.0) 702 (16.3) < 0.001
 Good 2081 (81.4) 1526 (87.2) - 5.8 (− 8.0, − 3.6) 3607 (83.7) < 0.001
  1. *Only the “Yes” responses tabulated
  2. **if symptoms don’t get worse/when self-treatment fails/wait for 3 to 4 weeks