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Table 2 Perceived stigma related to pulmonary tuberculosis among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in public health institutions, North-West zone of Tigrai region, North Ethiopia, November 2015 to January 2016 (n = 422)

From: Health care seeking delay among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in North West zone of Tigrai region, North Ethiopia

Characteristics Disagree
n (%)
Neutral
n (%)
Agree
n (%)
I feel ashamed for having PTB 219 (51.9) 39 (9.2) 164 (38.9)
People have to hide PTB diagnosis from people 189 (44.9) 43 (10.1) 190 (45.0)
PTB affects relation with people 152 (36.0) 51 (12.1) 219 (51.9)
PTB affects the relationship with other family members 117 (27.7) 32 (7.6) 273 (64.7)
I prefer to live isolated since I have diagnosed to have PTB 107 (25.4) 41 (9.7) 274 (64.9)
PTB affects work performance which can results in termination of employment 97 (23.0) 53 (12.5) 272 (64.5)
PTB affects marital relations 136 (32.2) 110 (26.1) 176 (41.7)
People with PTB cannot cook for the family 195 (46.2) 34 (8.1) 193 (45.7)
Composite score of perceived stigma related to PTB
 High 252 (59.7)
 Low 170 (40.3)