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Community knowledge, attitude, and practices towards tuberculosis in Shinile town, Somali regional state, eastern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

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Title
Community knowledge, attitude, and practices towards tuberculosis in Shinile town, Somali regional state, eastern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study
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BMC Public Health, August 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-14-804
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Daniel Tolossa, Girmay Medhin, Mengistu Legesse

Abstract

Though tuberculosis (TB) is preventable and curable, its global burden remains enormous. Similarly, TB is one of the major public health problems in Ethiopia, particularly in geographically isolated areas like Shinile town. The people in Shinile town, Somali Regional State of Ethiopia, are underserved in all forms of health care and suffer from high burden of TB. Low level of knowledge about TB could affect the health-seeking behavior of patients and sustain the transmission of the disease within the community. Therefore, the current study was undertaken in Shinile town with the objective of assessing communities' knowledge, attitude and practices towards TB.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Ecuador 1 <1%
Ethiopia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 307 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 66 21%
Student > Bachelor 50 16%
Researcher 28 9%
Student > Postgraduate 27 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 17 5%
Other 56 18%
Unknown 70 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 80 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 75 24%
Social Sciences 13 4%
Environmental Science 12 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 3%
Other 45 14%
Unknown 80 25%

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#16,619,290
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#11,591
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