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Table 2 Knowledge of TB among the TB patients attending DOTS clinics in Dar es Salaam

From: The magnitude and factors associated with delays in management of smear positive tuberculosis in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Areas of Knowledge studied Male n/N (%) Female n/N (%) Total n/N (%)
Recognized symptoms of TB    
Cough 273/308(88.6) 181/211(85.8) 454/519 (87.5)
Fever 250/308 (74.7) 156/211 (73.9) 386/519 (74.4)
Chest Pain 84/308 (27.3) 75/211(35.5)* 159/519 (30.6)
Shortness of breath 78/308(25.3) 65/211(30.8) 143/519(27.6)
Much sweating at night 174/308(56.5) 110/210(52.4) 284/518(54.8)
Loss of Body weight 83/308(26.9) 55/211(26.1) 138/519(26.6)
Spit blood 20/308(6.5) 15/211(7.1) 35/519(6.7)
Ever heard of TB 322/384 (83.9) 209/250 (83.6) 531/634(83.8)
TB spread: person to person 308/328(93.9) 204/213(95.8) 512/541(94.6)
Sharing cups/bowls 102/313 (32.6) 66/204 (32.4) 168/517 (32.5)
Shaking hands 4/313 (1.3) 4/204 (2.0) 8/517 (1.5)
Sex 13/313 (4.2) 5/204 (2.5) 18/517 (3.5)
Can TB be cured 320/330 (97.0) 211215/(98.1) 531/545 (97.4)
If have TB does it mean have HIV also 69/316 (21.8) 47/201(23.4) 116/517 (22.4)
  1. *X2 = 4.0, Df = 1, p = 0.45, and the rest of variables had no statistical significance differences observed between males and females