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Table 2 Knowledge of tuberculosis

From: Knowledge and perception of tuberculosis and the risk to become treatment default among newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis patients treated in primary health care, East Nusa Tenggara: a retrospective study

Variables Treatment default (n, %) Finished treatment (n, %) Odds ratio to become dropout (95% CI) p
Score knowledge* 6 (2.25–8) 8 (6–9)   
 The cause of TB is bacteria     0.007
  Correct 5 (11.1) 82 (32.2) 3.8 (1.4–9.9)  
  Incorrect 40 (88.9) 173 (67.8)   
 TB is a curable disease
  Correct 34 (75.6) 232 (91.0) 3.3 (1.5-7.3) 0.004
  Incorrect 11 (24.4) 23 (9.0)   
 TB is a contagious disease
  Correct 31 (68.9) 226 (88.6) 3.5 (1.7–7.4) 0.001
  Incorrect 14 (31.1) 29 (11.4)   
 TB is an airborne disease
  Correct 16 (35.6) 154 (60.4) 2.8 (1.4–5.3) 0.003
  Incorrect 29 (64.4) 101 (39.6)   
 TB patient should dispose sputum in a close container
  Correct 24 (53.3) 180 (70.6) 2.1 (1.1–4.0) 0.024
  Incorrect 21 (46.7) 75 (29.4)   
 Closing mouth while coughing prevents transmission to others
  Correct 16 (35.6) 148 (58.0) 2.5 (1.3–4.8) 0.006
  Incorrect 29 (64.4) 107 (42.0)   
 TB is easily spread in a crowded house
  Correct 25 (55.6) 194 (76.1) 2.5 (1.3–4.9) 0.005
  Incorrect 20 (44.4) 61 (23.9)   
 TB should be treated for at least 6 months
  Correct 28 (62.2) 201 (78.8) 2.2 (1.2–4.4) 0.018
  Incorrect 17 (37.8) 54 (21.2)   
 TB is diagnosed by sputum examination
  Correct 29 (64.4) 225 (88.2) 4.1 (2.0–8.5) <0.001
  Incorrect 16 (35.6) 30 (11.8)   
  1. * Data are presented as median and IQR, Chi Square test, significant at p < 0.05.