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Table 2 Knowledge about TB among adult TB cases and community controls

From: Factors associated with poor knowledge among adults on tuberculosis in Bangladesh: results from a nationwide survey

Knowledge items Includes correct answer
TB cases n (%) Community control n (%) p-value*
TB transmission    
TB contagious/Infectious 213 (88.8) 193 (80.4) 0.011
TB transmits by air (Cough/sneeze) 198 (82.5) 161 (67.1) 0.001
Symptoms of PTB    
Know ≥ 1 suggestive symptoms including cough 210 (87.5) 188 (78.3) 0.001
Cough 215 (89.5) 207 (86.5) 0.263
Fever 188 (78.3) 144 (60.0) 0.000
Chest pain 158 (65.8) 131 (54.6) 0.012
Loss of weight 187 (77.9) 127 (52.9) 0.001
Blood in cough 204 (85.0) 114 (47.0) 0.001
Difficult breathing 153 (63.8) 127 (52.9) 0.016
Night sweating 112 (46.7) 51 (21.5) 0.001
Loss of appetite 178 (74.2) 111 (46.2) 0.001
TB treatment, programmatic information    
TB curable 237 (98.8) 216 (90.0) 0.001
TB treatment free 229 (95.4) 180 (75.0) 0.001
Knowledge score (Median IQR)? 5 (4–5) 4 (3–5) 0.001
  1. *p < 0.05 Chi X2 values,? Ranksum test.