During the last 12 months, have you experienced any of the following…
For this set of questions, the interviewer must read out a series of symptoms and determine if the respondent had any of those symptoms in the last 12 months. The point of asking symptom-related questions is to screen those individuals who might have tuberculosis (TB). Because there could be a number of symptoms that characterise a given health condition, and because some symptoms may be common to different conditions, it is important that the interviewer probe for each symptom to see whether the respondent may have an active disease.
In the last 12 months, have you had a tuberculosis (TB) test, I mean has a doctor examined your sputum or made an X-ray of your chest?
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Detection of TB is very important. Many cases are undetected which leads to the death of a person with TB. There are several methods of detecting TB. The most common are examination of the sputum (that is, when a health care provider takes a sample of the substance spit out from a deep cough and sends it to a laboratory for analysis) and X ray of the chest.