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Table 1 Characteristics of participants according to health professionals

From: Difficulties in tuberculosis infection control in a general hospital of Vietnam: a knowledge, attitude, and practice survey and screening for latent tuberculosis infection among health professionals

 PhysicianNurseOthersP value
n = 140n = 256n = 44
Demographics
Age-mean (SD), yr.36.9 (8.1)32.1 (6.9)32.9 (6.9)<0.001
 ≤ 2930 (21.4)96 (37.5)14 (31.8) 
 30–3966 (47.1)122 (47.7)22 (50.0) 
 ≥ 4044 (31.4)38 (14.8)8 (18.2) 
Gender-male, n (%)2 (44.3)42 (16.4)14 (31.8)<0.001*
Working conditions
 Working experience as your profession-median (IQR), yr.9 (3–15)6 (3–19)8 (3–12)0.131§
 Work in high-risk position for TB, n (%)103 (73.6)194 (77.0)32 (72.7)0.678*
History of Education on TB, n (%)
 Ever attended any of educational programs regarding TB80 (58.4)62 (24.7)7 (15.9)<0.001*
History of TB disease, n (%)
 Past history9 (6.5)16 (6.3)0 (0.0)0.483
 Currently on TB treatment1 (0.7)5 (2.0)0 (0.0)0.322
Information resources regarding TB, n (%) (n = 432)
 Seminar64 (45.7)34 (13.7)6 (13.6)<0.001*
 Scientific research paper60 (42.9)22 (8.9)7 (15.9)<0.001*
 Guidelines78 (55.7)89 (35.9)16 (36.4)<0.001*
 University faculties98 (70.0)74 (29.8)13 (29.5)<0.001*
 Friends and Colleagues66 (47.1)143 (57.7)15 (34.1)0.006*
 Media news70 (50.0)184 (74.2)28 (63.6)<0.001*
 Others7 (5.0)35 (14.1)7 (15.9)0.015*
  1. SD Standard deviation, IQR Interquartile range, TB Tuberculosis
  2. * χ2 test; †Fisher’s exact test; ‡Mann-Whitney U test; §Kruskal-Wallis test