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Table 2 Knowledge of participants about PTB among bus users at Addis Ababa, 2012

From: Pulmonary tuberculosis preventive practices among Anibessa Bus users at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency
Yes % No %
Signs and symptoms of PTB
Cough of 2 weeks 261 64.0 147 36.0
Bloody sputum 247 60.5 161 39.5
Weight loss 201 49.3 207 50.7
Loss of appetite 204 50.0 204 50.0
Mode of PTB transmission
Closing of bus windows 240 58.8 168 41.2
Inadequate ventilation and light 43 10.5 365 89.5
Coughing 227 55.6 181 44.4
Talking 197 48.3 211 51.7
Sneezing 215 52.7 193 47.3
Lip kissing 175 42.9 233 57.1
Improper disposal of sputum 243 59.6 165 40.4
Causes and risk factors for PTB
Germs/bacteria is a cause for TB 227 55.6 181 44.4
Cigarette smoking 122 29.9 286 70.1
Overcrowding situation 254 62.3 154 37.8
PLHIV 249 61.0 159 39.0
Poor people 177 43.4 231 56.6
Prisoners 155 38.0 253 62.0
Rx of PTB
TB is curable 395 96.8 13 3.2
Defaulting anti-TB causes incurable 274 67.2 134 32.8
Defaulting anti-TB causes drug resistance 190 46.6 218 53.4
Knowledgeable about PTB 215 52.7 193 47.3