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Table 2 Correct knowledge of TB diagnosis and treatment (N = 882)

From: Waiting to inhale: factors associated with healthcare workers’ fears of occupationally-acquired tuberculosis (TB)

  n (%)
Symptoms used to diagnose TB
 Cough for more than 2 weeksa 853 (96.8)
 Unintentional weight loss 853 (96.7)
 Fever for more than 1 weekb 729 (82.8)
 Night sweatsa 848 (96.3)
 Nausea is not used to diagnose TBb 464 (52.7)
TB should be treated for at least 6 months 842 (95.5)
At least 4 drugs should be used to treat TBa 470 (53.3)
People with TB usually become less infectious within 3 weeks of initiating appropriate treatment 640 (72.6)
People with MDR TB cannot be cured within 12 monthsa 562 (63.8)
HIV-positive HCWs can be protected from TB infection by taking IPT* 647 (73.4)
  1. aN = 881
  2. bN = 880