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Table 2 Knowledge about agent of TB and its association with socio-economic and demographic factors

From: Assessment of knowledge regarding tuberculosis among non-medical university students in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study

   Which agent is responsible for TB disease?   
Variables Group Bacteria, 359 (42.8 %) Virus, 272 (32.4 %) Other, 18 (2.1 %) Don’t know, 190 (22.6 %) χ2-value p-value
Religion Muslim 320(42.6 %) 239(41.8 %) 17(2.3 %) 176(23.4 %) 3.294 0.349
Hindu 39(44.9 %) 33(37.9 %) 01(1.2 %) 14(16.1 %)
Gender Male 229(40.0 %) 185(32.3 %) 14(2.4 %) 144(25.2 %) 9.030 0.029
Female 130(48.7 %) 87(32.6 %) 4(1.5 %) 46(17.2 %)
Parents’ education No Education 48(36.4 %) 47(35.6 %) 2(1.5 %) 35(26.5 %) 11.992 0.214
Primary 53(38.7 %) 42(30.7 %) 4(2.9 %) 38(27.7 %)
Secondary 79(39.5 %) 68(34.0 %) 5(2.5 %) 48(24.0 %)
Higher 179(48.4 %) 115(31.1 %) 7(1.9 %) 69(18.6 %)
Residence Rural 238(40.3 %)) 201(34.0 %) 15(2.5 %) 137(23.2 %) 6.213 0.102
Urban 121(48.8 %) 71(28.6 %) 3(1.2 %) 53(21.4 %)
Type of family Single Family 300(44.8 %) 213(31.8 %) 13(1.9 %) 143(21.4 %) 6.583 0.046
Joint Family 59(34.7 %) 59(34.7 %) 5(2.9 %) 47(27.6 %)