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Research Article

Exploring TB-Related Knowledge, Attitude, Behaviour, and Practice among Migrant Workers in Tajikistan

Table 2

Sufficient* TB knowledge associated with main sociodemographic characteristics of migrants.

Sociodemographic characteristics Total sample ( 𝑛 = 5 0 9 ) TB knowledge ( 𝑛 = 1 0 0 ) 𝑃 -value
𝑛 % 𝑛 %

Gender
 Female61%117%0.853
 Male50399%9920%

Age groups
 18–29 years20039%3417%0.464
 30–39 years17334%3621%
 40 years and over13627%3022%

Level of education
 No education or Primary5711%814%0.051
 Secondary37373%6918%
 Tertiary7916%2329%

Distance from the nearest health centre
 Less than 10 km40479%8321%0.317
 10 km and more10521%1817%

Current employment status
 Employed16733%3823%0.217
 Unemployed34267%6218%

Financial position of family (all 5 possible answers)
 Not enough money even to buy the food418%512%0.414
 Enough money for food but not for clothes22945%4520%
 Enough for food and clothes but not for expensive things19739%4422%
 We can buy some expensive things357%617%
 We can let us every thing we want61%00%
 No answer/refused to answer1

Financial position of family (answers grouped in 2 categories)
 Lower27053%5019%0.481
 Higher23847%5021%
 No answer/refused to answer1

Accessibility medical services abroad
 Yes22644%5123%0.138
 No28356%4917%

* “Sufficient knowledge of TB” is defined as the capacity of correctly identifying at least three TB signs/symptoms (fever, fatigue, weight loss, cough, chest pain, shortness of breath), airborne transmission, and possibility to be cured by specific drugs taken without interruption.

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