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Table 1 Stratification of TB knowledge by sub-groups of interest among Household Contacts

From: Addressing knowledge gaps and prevention for tuberculosis-infected Indian adults: a vital part of elimination

TB Knowledge Question Responsea Gender N (%) HIV Status N (%) At Least a High School Education N (%) Total N (%)
Male Female χ2; p value + _ χ2; p value Yes No χ2; p value
It is easier to get TB by living in crowded conditions True 30 (83) 46 (79) 1.92; 0.38 2 (50) 71 (80) 2.87; 0.24 64 (83) 15 (68) 4.87; 0.09 79 (80)
False 4 (11) 11 (19) 2 (50) 15 (17) 10 (13) 7 (32) 17 (17)
Uncertain 2 (6) 1 (2) 0 3 (3) 3 (4) 0 3 (3)
A person with TB disease can look and feel fine True 24 (65) 38 (66) 4.87; 0.08 2 (50) 60 (67) 1.20; 0.55 50 (64) 17 (77) 1.46; 0.48 68 (68)
False 8 (22) 16 (28) 1 (25) 22 (24) 20 (26) 4 (18) 23 (23)
Uncertain 5 (14) 4 (7) 1 (25) 8 (9) 8 (10) 1 (5) 9 (9)
A positive TB skin test means that you already have disease True 23 (40) 17 (46) 0.54; 0.76 3 (75) 37 (41) 2.07; 0.36 32 (41) 10 (46) 1.33; 0.51 42 (42)
False 23 (40) 12 (32) 1 (25) 33 (37) 31 (40) 6 (27) 37 (37)
Uncertain 12 (21) 8 (22) 0 20 (22) 15 (19) 6 (27) 21 (21)
A person can get TB by sharing dishes or utensils with someone who has TB True 28 (76) 38 (66) 1.12; 0.57 4 (100) 61 (68) 1.86; 0.39 55 (70) 15 (68) 1.86; 0.39 70 (70)
False 7 (19) 15 (26) 0 22 (24) 20 (26) 3 (14) 23 (23)
Uncertain 2 (5) 5 (9) 0 7 (8) 3 (4) 4 (18) 7 (7)
I am afraid of infecting others True 20 (54) 23 (40) 2.39; 0.30 1 (25) 42 (47) 2.13; 0.35 32 (41) 12 (55) 1.39; 0.50 46 (46)
False 15 (41) 28 (48) 2 (50) 42 (47) 29 (50) 8 (36) 45 (45)
Uncertain 2 (5) 7 (12) 1 (25) 6 (6) 7 (9) 2 (9) 9 (9)
Health care providers should be giving me medication for LTBI True 28 (76) 41 (71) 0.28; 0.86 4 (100) 66 (73) 1.43; 0.70 59 (77) 14 (64) 4.92; 0.18 73 (73)
False 8 (21) 15 (26) 0 22 (24) 18 (23) 6 (27) 24 (24)
Uncertain 1 (3) 2 (3) 0 2 (3) 1 (2) 1 (4) 2 (2)
  1. aNot every participant had demographic information available, so denominators provided for each χ2 calculation