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TBOTHER
Believes TB spread other ways

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Description

TBOTHER indicates that the respondent believed TB can be spread by a route not listed as an example by the interviewer. In 1994 and 1995, questions about modes of TB transmission were asked of sample adults who reported knowing "a lot," "some," or "a little" about tuberculosis (TB) (TBKNOW), and who responded, "Yes" to the question, "Do you know how TB is spread from one person to another?" (TBKNOWSPRED). From 2000 forward, questions about TB transmission were asked of sample adults who reported knowing "a lot," "some," or "a little" about tuberculosis (TB) (TBKNOW), and who responded, "Yes" to the question, "Have you ever heard of tuberculosis?" (TBHEARD).

The meaning of "other" modes of transmission depends on the choices specified by the interviewer, which differed between 1994-1995 and 2000 forward.

 

In 1994 and 1995, the choices listed on a flashcard given to the respondent included:

  • Breathing the air around a person who is sick with TB (TBSICKAIR)
  • Through food and water (TBFOOD)
  • By sexual intercourse (TBSEX)
  • From mosquito or other insect bites (TBINSECT)

From 2000 forward, the choices listed on a flashcard given to the respondent included:

  • Breathing the air around a person who is sick with TB (TBSICKAIR)
  • Sharing eating / drinking utensils (TBDISHES)
  • Through semen or vaginal secretions shared during sexual intercourse (TBSEX)
  • From mosquito or other insect bites (TBINSECT)

Comparability

Along with universe changes, the meaning of "other" differs somewhat between 1994-1995 and 2000 forward, depending on the transmission modes specified in those years.

 

In all years, "other" meant a transmission mode other than breathing air around a person who is sick with TB, sexual intercourse, and insect bites. In 1994-1995, "other" also meant a transmission mode other than from food and water and from inheritance from parents. In 2000 forward, "other" also meant a transmission mode other than sharing eating and drinking utensils and smoking.

Universe

  • 1994-1995: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from Y2K supplement) who know a lot, some, or a little about TB or NA/DK/REF how much they know about TB, and responded knew how TB is spread from one person to another.
  • 2000-2010: Sample adults age 18+ who have heard of TB and reported knowing a lot, some, or a little about TB.

Availability

  • 1994-1995, 2000-2010

Weights