Table 2: TB awareness and respondents correct knowledge on TB transmission, symptoms, and treatment, Ethiopia 2011.

CharacteristicsCharacteristics (correct response)Women
(%)
Men
(%)
Total
(%)

AwarenessHeard of tuberculosis or TB (yes)15,045 (89.92)13,518 (95.09)28,563 (92.3)

Transmission: tuberculosis spread by Air when coughing or sneezing (yes)8,644 (49.97)9,036 (61.84)17,680 (55.44)
Sharing utensils (no)11,568 (71.6)8,673 (65.33)20,241 (68.71)
Touching a person with TB (no)14,864 (92.32)12,587 (90.74)27,451 (91.59)
Food (no)15,284 (93.5)13,093 (93.03)28,377 (93.29)
Sexual contact (no)15,656 (95.94)13,513 (96.97)29,169 (96.42)
Mosquito bites (no)16,379 (99.47)13,958 (99.19)30,337 (99.34)
Drinking unboiled milk (yes)312 (1.82)423 (2.55)735 (2.16)
Exposure to cold (no)12,894 (79.22)11,124 (80.12)24,018 (79.64)

Symptom/signs: symptoms of a person with TBPersistent cough (>2 weeks) (yes)11,354 (66.56)11,141 (77.02)22,495 (71.38)
Weight loss (yes)5,250 (28.44)6,131 (42.54)11,381 (34.94)
Poor appetite (yes)1,870 (9.304)1,940 (15.15)3,810 (12)
Night sweating (yes)905 (3.7)853 (4.16)1,758 (3.91)
Chest pain (yes)1,033 (6.16)1,020 (5.57)2,053 (5.89)
Fever (yes)2,121 (9.16)1,974 (9.99)4,095 (9.54)

Treatment Tuberculosis can be cured (yes)12,564 (79.8)12,302 (89.45)24,866 (84.38)

Attitude Will keep TB patient in family a secret (no) 10,724 (72.12)11,025 (81.25)21,749 (76.47)