Predictors of knowledge about tuberculosis: results from SANHANES I, a national, cross-sectional household survey in South Africa

SOURCE: BMC Public Health
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): P.Naidoo, L.Simbayi, D.Labadarios, Y.Ntsepe, N.Bikitsha, G.Khan, R.Sewpaul, S.Moyo, T.Rehle
KEYWORDS: KNOWLEDGE LEVEL, SANHANES, TUBERCULOSIS
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9105

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Abstract

South Africa is one of the 22 high tuberculosis burden countries that contribute 80 % of the global tuberculosis cases. Tuberculosis is infectious and due to its rapid and easy transmission route poses a threat to population health. Considering the importance of social and psychological factors in influencing health outcomes, appraising knowledge and awareness of tuberculosis, remain vital for effective tuberculosis control. The main aim of this study was to investigate the factors that predict knowledge about tuberculosis among 18-64 year old adults in South Africa.