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Table 3 Clinical control measures scores

From: Evaluation of tuberculosis infection control measures implemented at primary health care facilities in Kwazulu-Natal province of South Africa

Aspects Assessed Ugu District (N = 25) Uthungulu District (N = 27) Overall
  n % n % Total %
Existence of a cough symptoms checklist for patients’ screening 21 87.5 25 92.6 46 90.0
Implementation of screening of patients for cough in the facility 3 12.5 3 11.5 6 12.0
Education of all patients entering the facility about cough hygiene 2 8.3 2 7.7 4 8.0
Provision of masks or hygiene tissue papers to patients coughing 4 16.7 4 15.4 8 16.0
Separation of TB suspects or patients from other non-infected patients 0 0.0 1 3.8 1 1.9
Education of patients that are coughing about coughing etiquette 25 100.0 27 100.0 52 100.0
Existence of a specimen tracking system at the facility 24 96.0 25 92.6 49 94.3
Education of patients about TB symptoms and prevention 25 100.0 27 100.0 52 100.0
Provision of printed educational materials to patients 22 88.0 26 96.3* 48 92.1
Existence of posters displaying coughing etiquette 20 80.0 25 92.6* 45 86.3
  1. * = high but not statistically significant.