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Table 2 The distribution of participants’ responses regarding TB KAP (n = 1078)

From: Correction to: Analysis of the current status and associated factors of tuberculosis knowledge, attitudes, and practices among elderly people in Shenzhen: a cross-sectional study

Items Responses n %
Knowledge
 Infectivity of TB Yes 779 72.60
No 83 7.74
Do not know 211 19.66
 Route of TB transmission Touching items 85 7.94
Sharing utensils 117 10.93
Coughing or sneezing 332 31.03
All of the above 319 29.81
Do not know 217 20.28
 TB symptoms Headache or dizziness 25 2.35
Coughing for longer than 2 weeks or coughing up blood 786 73.94
Abdominal pain or diarrhoea 5 0.47
Do not know 247 23.24
 Prevention and control of TB Covering mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing 184 17.18
Wearing a mask 51 4.76
Good nutrition 21 1.96
Washing hands after touching items in public 48 4.48
All of the above 767 71.62
 Curability of TB Yes 477 45.30
No 277 26.31
Do not know 299 28.40
Attitudes
 Do you think that TB is a terrible disease? Yes 646 60.71
No 225 21.15
Do not sure 193 18.14
 Would you like to learn about TB? Yes 924 86.03
No 15 1.40
Do not sure 135 12.57
 Would you like to participate in TB education activities? Yes 921 86.89
No 26 2.45
Do not sure 113 10.66
 Are you willing to complete treatment if you have TB? Yes 261 24.90
No 410 39.12
Do not sure 377 35.97
 Would you be willing to be screened for TB if you had suggestive symptoms? Yes 387 36.44
No 494 46.52
Do not sure 181 17.04
Practices
 Have you ever taken the initiative to learn about TB? Yes 354 33.08
No 716 66.92
 Would you urge your friends with suspicious TB symptoms visit the doctor? Yes 649 60.54
No 335 31.25
Do not sure 88 8.21
 Would you visit a health facility if you had a cough for more than 2 weeks? Yes 903 84.08
No 131 12.20
Do not sure 40 3.72
 Would you visit a health facility if you suspected that you had TB? Yes 916 85.69
No 132 12.35
Do not sure 21 1.96
 Would you stop spitting in public? Yes 313 33.02
No 580 61.18
Do not sure 55 5.80
 Would you cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing? Yes 265 25.09
No 791 74.91
  1. Abbreviations: TB Tuberculosis, KAP Knowledge, attitudes, and practices