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Table 4 Mineworkers’ knowledge and attitudes related to ability to work in the mines if you’ve had TB in the Copperbelt and North-Western Provinces, Zambia (n = 2,792). Numbers are n and % unless otherwise specified

From: Zambia Assessment of Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV in the Mines (ZATHIM): implications for programs and policies

  n (%)
What is the government policy related to working in the mines
 Cannot work in the mines ever 1146 (41.0)
 Can work once non-infectious 632 (22.6)
 Can work light duty 49 (1.8)
 Don’t know 965 (34.6)
If you have TB, you are allowed to work in the mines
 No 1817 (70.9)
 Yes/Yes after treatment 746 (29.1)
If you had TB you would tell your supervisor at work
 No 2148 (76.9)
 Yes 644 (23.1)
If you had TB you would tell your spouse
 No 733 (26.3)
 Yes 2059 (73.8)