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Table 2 Eligibility criteria and stratification for the 13 focus group discussions, by respondent category

From: Illness costs to households are a key barrier to access diagnostic and treatment services for tuberculosis in Tajikistan

Community members Patients Providers
1) Women from small rural town 1) Women in treatment 1) Family doctors from Danghara
2) Men from remote rural village 2) Men in treatment 2) Nurses from Varzob
3) Women from rural village 3) Women and men after treatment success 3) Family doctors from Shahrinaw and Tursunzoda
4) Men from rural village 4) Defaulters and patients indicating irregular drug intake 4) TB specialists from all four districts
5) Women from semi-urban centre