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Table 4 Associations between socio–demographic variables and knowledge of respondents about tuberculosis in chi–square test

From: Knowledge, attitude and associated factors towards tuberculosis in Lesotho: a population based study

Variables Adequate knowledge
N (%)
χ2 P-Value Positive Attitude
N (%)
χ2 P-Value
Total 5536 (59.9)    6462 (72.8)   
Age   73.964 < 0.001   90.220 < 0.001
 15–24 224 (40.6)    2606 (40.3)   
 25–34 1678 (30.3)    1969 (30.5)   
 35–44 1165 (21.0)    1395 (21.6)   
 45–49 447 (8.1)    492 (7.6)   
Type of Place of residence   114.531 < 0.001   65.671 < 0.001
 Urban 2081 (37.6)    2321 (35.9)   
 Rural 3455 (62.4)    4141 (64.1)   
Educational status   484.179 < 0.001   104.108 < 0.001
 No education 94 (1.7)    190 (2.9)   
 Primary 1907 (34.4)    2482 (38.4)   
 secondary 2944 (53.2)    3212 (49.7)   
Higher 591 (10.7)    578 (8.9)   
Religion   38.796 < 0.001   6.4996 < 0.090
 No religion 102 (1.8)    160 (2.5)   
 Christian 5366 (96.9)    6217 (96.2)   
 Islam 12 (0.2)    15 (0.2)   
 Other 56 (1.0)    70 (1.1)   
Current Marital Status   68.44 < 0.001    
 Never Married 2003 (36.2)    2436 (37.7) 22.209 < 0.001
 Currently Married/Cohabiting 2878 (52.0)    3293 (51.0)   
 Formerly Married/Cohabiting 655 (11.8)    733 (11.3)   
Wealth index   253.894 < 0.001   84.460 < 0.001
 Poor 1573 (28.4)    2046 (31.7)   
 Middle 1129 (20.4)    1311 (20.3)   
 Rich 2834 (51.2)    3105 (48.1)   
Media Exposure   169.86 < 0.001   78.4 < 0.001
 No 887 (16.0)    1161 (18.0)   
 Yes 4649 (84.0)    5301 (82.0)   
Occupation   154.244 < 0.001   52.855 < 0.001
 Agricultural 397 (15.6)    593 (19.3)   
 Non Agricultural 2142 (84.4)    2486 (80.79)