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Table 4 Occupational health control measures

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 %
Staff members use personal protection during sputum induction 17 68.0 18 66.7 35 67.3
Masks (N95) are available for use by staff members in risk areas 23 92.0* 21 77.8 44 84.9
Staff members trained about TB infection control practices 20 80.0 23 85.2* 43 82.6
Records are kept about the training conducted 18 72.0* 15 55.6 33 63.8
Staff members are screened for TB 22 88.0 24 88.9 46 88.4
Isoniazid preventive therapy is available to HIV-infected staff members 25 100.0 27 100.0 52 100.0
Facilities reporting a staff member infected with TB during the last 3 years 10 40.0 8 29.6 24 52.2
  1. * = high but not statistically significant.