Table 1

Myths and misconceptions about TB transmission by background characteristics
Males Females
Factors N % N %
Region 227.64(0.000)* 374(0.000)*
  Western 478 63.98 447 48.07
  Central 376 45.94 423 65.62
  Greater Accra 734 75.96 825 64.79
  Volta 418 57.57 430 61.39
  Eastern 470 60.96 483 73.83
  Ashanti 857 67.07 1,010 64.36
  Brong-Ahafo 384 75.01 425 74.46
  Northern 477 82.89 466 85.14
  Upper East 249 67.66 254 90.26
  Upper West 120 46.70 122 89.12
Residence 0.1742(0.676) 30.39(0.000)*
  Urban 2,021 42.58 2,383 64.56
  Rural 2,208 56.92 2,535 67.60
Religion 19.91(0.000)* 87.85(0.000)*
  Christian 1,419 63.16 1,439 69.03
  Pentecostal 1,884 66.41 2,371 64.50
  Moslem 757 72.01 738 76.66
  Traditional 506 70.25 367 76.24
Ethnicity 26.92(0.000)* 257.55(0.000)*
  Akan 2,162 64.63 2,493 62.24
  Ga/Dangme 298 74.64 343 68.19
  Ewe 672 61.92 633 64.04
  Mole-Dagbani 759 70.83 794 82.97
  Others 674 70.31 651 79.50
Education 28.20(0.000)* 75.52(0.000)*
  No Schooling 639 74.43 1,041 76.56
  Primary 660 69.74 987 69.05
  Secondary+ 3,255 64.57 2,882 65.50
Wealth index 6.53(0.038)* 100.38(0.000)*
  Poor/poorest 1,624 68.54 1,683 75.66
  Middle 783 63.42 979 65.20
  Rich/Richest 1,260 66.62 2,253 64.65
Marital status 59.16(0.000)* 61.16(0.000)*
  Never 1,942 73.36 1,593 75.61
  Married 2,404 62.24 2,876 66.74
  Formerly 221 57.77 446 54.77
Age cohort 105.93(0.000)* 135.87(0.000)*
  15–19 910 76.91 1,024 79.40
  20–24 704 72.26 877 76.51
  25–29 623 69.55 832 67.05
  30–34 532 66.83 644 65.54
  35–39 528 62.60 638 61.47
  40–44 393 56.13 470 57.55
  45–49 363 59.26 428 56.08
  50–54 297 53.10
  55–59 212 58.53
Print media 12.47(0.002)* 25.29(0.000)*
  No exposure 2,737 68.62 3,750 69.39
  Moderate 1,404 63.49 1,009 68.39
  High 416 64.95 147 51.44
Radio 27.68(0.000)* 99.03(0.000)*
  No exposure 259 81.60 746 79.58
  Moderate 971 67.49 1,611 70.23
  High 3,332 65.35 2,554 64.50
Television 1.82(0.402)* 40.71(0.000)*
  No exposure 1,162 66.94 1,798 71.93
  Moderate 1,620 67.13 1,441 67.68
  High 1,779 66.71 1,670 65.68

*Chi-square significant at 5%. P-values indicated in brackets.

Amo-Adjei and Kumi-Kyereme

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