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Table 3 Others external TB stigma

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

  Strongly Disagree n(%) Disagree n(%) Agree n(%) Strongly Agree n(%)
HCWs who are suspected of having TB are stigmatized in this hospital (N = 879) 216 (24.6) 499 (56.8) 130 (14.8) 34 (3.9)
Some HCWs in this hospital avoid contact with co-workers who they think may have TB (N = 880) 215 (24.4) 508 (57.7) 131 (14.9) 26 (3.0)
Some HCWs in this hospital do not want to eat or drink with a co-worker who they think has TB (N = 879) 207 (23.5) 413 (47.0) 202 (23.0) 57 (6.5)
Some HCWs in this hospital are stigmatized when others find out that they have gone for TB screening (N = 879) 218 (24.8) 488 (55.5) 132 (15.0) 41 (4.7)
I have noticed that some other HCWs in this hospital feel uncomfortable to work near co-workers with TB (N = 880) 197 (22.4) 459 (52.2) 173 (19.7) 51 (5.8)