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Table 3 Attitude of respondents on Tuberculosis among migrant and seasonal workers in West Gondar, 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 (%)
How serious are the diseases TB?
 Very serious 655 (67.9)
 Somewhat serious 188 (20.9)
 Not serious 90 (9.5)
 Not very serious 16 (1.7)
How serious is the problem TB in your working area?
 Very serious 294 (30.2)
 Somewhat serious 223 (22.9)
 Not serious 249 (25.6)
 Not very serious 207 (21.3)
What would be your reaction if you were found to have TB?
 Fear 379 (39.9)
 Surprised 80 (8.4)
 Shame 14 (1.5)
 Sadness or hopeless 123 (13.0)
 No special feeling 353 (37.2)
Do you think some people are more likely to become infected than others?
 Yes 268 (28.2)
 No 681 (71.8)
How is your feeling towards people with TB?
 Compassion and desire to help 583 (61.4)
 Compassion but stay away from them 109 (11.5)
 It is their problem and I cannot get TB 9 (1.0)
 I fear them because they may infect me 94 (9.9)
 I have no particular feeling 154 (16.2)
In your community (working area) how is a person who has TB usually regarded/treated?
 Most people reject him or her 81 (8.5)
 Most people are friendly, but they try to avoid him/ her 398 (42.1)
 Mostly supports and helps him/ her 299 (31.5)
 not sure whether they help/ not 97 (10.2)
 Don’t give special attention 74 (7.7)
The overall favorable attitude
 Poor attitude 470 (49.5)
 Favorable attitude 479 (50.5)