||Purohit SD, Gupta ML, Arunmadan, Gupta PR, Mathur BB
& Sharma TN
||Awareness about tuberculosis among general population:
A pilot study.
||INDIAN J TB 1988, 35, 183-187.
Three sets of questions pertaining to general aspects,
diagnosis and treatment and, preventive aspects of TB were introduced
to the general population, in Jaipur, to assess the extent of their
knowledge about TB. A total of 1,000 persons, consisting of 740
males and 260 females, were interrogated in this survey. 380 belonged
to rural areas and the rest to urban areas; 860 persons were literates
and 140, illiterates; 650 came from a low socio-economic group in
comparison to 350 from a better economic status. Responses in all
the three sets were separately categorised as correct when more
than 50 percent of the answers were correct. Analysis of all the
answers was correlated with socio-economic factors. Though the urban
population had better knowledge about general and diagnostic aspects
of TB, both populations were poorly acquainted with its preventive
aspects. General knowledge about TB was poor in the illiterate,
low socio-economic population and high in the literate, high socio-economic
|KEYWORDS: SOCIAL LITERACY; SOCIAL AWARENESS; INDIA.