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Table 2 Knowledge on Cause, symptoms, methods of transmission and prevention of tuberculosis among migrant and seasonal farmworkers in West Gondar zone, 2018 (n = 949)

From: The role of mass media exposure on tuberculosis knowledge and attitude among migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Frequency (%)
Cause of Tuberculosis germ/bacteria
 Yes 758(79.9)
 No 191 (20.1)
Persistent cough
 Yes 721(75.97)
 No 228(24.03)
Sputum with blood
 Yes 433 (45.63)
 No 516 (54.37)
Fever
 Yes 351 (37.0)
 No 598 (63.0)
Poor apatite
 Yes 381 (40.2)
 No 568 (59.8)
Night sweating
 Yes 318 (33.5)
 No 631 (66.5)
Weight loss
 Yes 412 (43.4)
 No 537 (56.6)
Chest pain
 Yes 496 (41.7)
 No 553 (58.3)
Transmit through cough/sneezing
 Yes 658 (69.3)
 No 291 (30.7)
Via touching TB person
 Yes 219 (23.1)
 No 730 (76.9)
Through sharing utensils
 Yes 521 (54.9)
 No 428 (45.1)
By sexual contact
 Yes 168 (17.7)
 No 781 (82.3)
By drink unboiled milk
 Yes 240 (25.3)
 No 709 (74.7)
TB is preventable
 Yes 686 (72.4)
 No 262 (27.6)
Minimizing close contact
 Yes 533 (56.2)
 No 416 (43.8)
Covering mouth while coughing
 Yes 468 (49.3)
 No 481 (50.7)
Avoid sharing utensils
 Yes 445 (46.9)
 No 504 (53.1)
Early treatment
 Yes 410 (43.2)
 No 539 (56.8)
Good nutrition
 Yes 315 (33.2)
 No 634 (66.8)
Using separate rooms
 Yes 371 (39.1)
 No 578 (60.9)
Close opening windows
 Yes 232 (24.4)
 No 717 (75.6)
Using modern drugs
 Yes 762 (78.3)
 No 211 (21.7)
Nutritional support
 Yes 38 (3.9)
 No 935 (96.1)
TB is not treatable
 Yes 192 (20.2)
 No 757 (79.8)
Overall TB knowledge
 Poor knowledge 552 (58.2)
 Good knowledge 397 (41.8)