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Table 2 Proportion of respondents with correct knowledge about tuberculosis transmission in Malawi, MDHS 2015–16

From: Determinants of self-reported correct knowledge about tuberculosis transmission among men and women in Malawi: evidence from a nationwide household survey

Variable Male n (%)
6937 (24.04)
Female n (%)
21,925 (75.96)
Overall n (%)
28,862 (100.00)
P-value
TB spread by air when coughing or sneezing (Yes) 5464 (78.77) 15,268 (69.64) 8908 (71.83) <.0001
TB spread by sharing utensils (No) 6365 (91.75) 20,664 (94.25) 27,029 (93.65) <.0001
TB spread by touching a person with TB (No) 6556 (94.51) 21,314 (97.21) 27,870 (96.56) <.0001
TB spread by food (No) 6609 (95.27) 21,485 (97.99) 28,094 (97.34) <.0001
TB spread by sexual contact (No) 6670 (96.15) 20,458 (93.31) 27,128 (93.99) <.0001
TB spread by mosquito bites (No) 6917 (99.71) 21,842 (99.62) 28,759 (99.64) 0.2719
TB can be cured (Yes) 5927 (85.44) 17,550 (80.05) 23,477 (81.34) <.0001
  1. TB Tuberculosis
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