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Table 2 Infection control (IC) for TB

From: Perceived risk of tuberculosis infection among healthcare workers in Swaziland

Facility Total National TB Hospital RFM Hospital + SANU P value
N = 186 N = 97 N = 89
IC for TB n (%) n (%) n (%)
Administrative measures
 IC plan 100 (53.8) 40 (41.2) 60 (67.4) <0.001
 Routine IC training 77 (41.4) 30 (30.9) 47 (52.8) 0.002
 Routine TB screen 95 (51.1) 78 (80.4) 17 (19.1) <0.001
Environmental control
 Designated area for sputum collection 49 (26.3) 37 (38.1) 12 (13.5) <0.001
 Mechanical ventilation 90 (48.4) 81 (83.5) 9 (10.1) <0.001
 Natural ventilation 164 (88.2) 93 (95.9) 71 (79.8) 0.001
 Window opening during working hours 158 (84.9) 70 (72.2) 88 (98.9) <0.001
 Air purification 55 (29.6) 54 (55.7) 1 (1.1) <0.001
 N95 respirator mask availability 101 (54.3) 81 (83.5) 20 (22.5) <0.001
 Detergent availability 77 (41.4) 51 (52.6) 26 (29.2) 0.001
Personal behavior
 Sputum induction/collection 76 (40.9) 43 (44.3) 33 (37.1) 0.315
 Wearing of protective gowns 173 (93.0) 96 (99.0) 77 (86.5) 0.001
 Washing of hands 149 (80.1) 75 (77.3) 74 (83.1) 0.320