Table 2

Percentage of adult men and women in India responding as ‘yes’ to questions about tuberculosis transmission
Men (N = 68,391) Women(N = 109,032) Overall (N = 177,423)
1 How does tuberculosis spread from one person to another?
a)Through the air when coughing or sneezing 56.3 55.0 55.5
b)Through food 28.7 34.9 32.4
c)Through sharing utensils 16.0 19.7 18.2
d)Through touching a person with TB 11.8 12.7 12.3
e)Through sexual contact 5.9 5.0 5.3
f)Through mosquito bites 1.9 1.4 1.6
g)Blood/blood transfusions 1.1 0.7 0.9
h)Through smoking bidis/cigarette/tobacco 1.1 0.5 0.7
i)Through sharing clothes/bed sheets/towel 0.6 0.6 0.6
j)Through spit/sputum/stepping on spit 0.4 0.7 0.5
k)Others 1.7 1.7 1.7
l)Don’t know 23.6 28.7 26.8
2 Can tuberculosis be cured? 86.5 81.5 83.5
3 If a member of your family got tuberculosis, would you want it to remain a secret from the neighbors or not? 15.8 15.4 15.6

Sreeramareddy et al.

Sreeramareddy et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:16   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-16

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