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Table 2 Distribution of means and standard deviations of bond indicators, Brazilian municipalities, 2007.

From: Health services performance for TB treatment in Brazil: a cross-sectional study

Indicators of Bond Southeastern cities Northeastern cities
  RP SJRP ITA FS CG
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
When you go to the consultation, are you treated by the same professional? 4.98 ± 0.20 4.83 ± 0.48 4.73 ± 0.62 4.58 ± 0.83 4.94 ± 0.30
If you have any doubt are you able to speak with the same professional that treated you? 4.95 ± 0.36 4.93 ± 0.35 4.75 ± 0.80 4.62 ± 1.02 4.64 ± 0.81
Does the professional understand your questions? 4.91 ± 0.47 4.88 ± 0.52 4.81 ± 0.68 4.84 ± 0.51 4.74 ± 0.72
Does the professional talk with you about other health problems? 4.09 ± 1.50 4.43 ± 1.28 2.71 ± 1.81 2.93 ± 1.70 3.20 ± 1.60
Does the professional allow sufficient time for you to talk about your doubts? 4.83 ± 0.70 4.87 ± 0.53 4.74 ± 0.88 4.51 ± 1.09 4.36 ± 1.17
Does the professional respond to your questions in a clear way? 4.92 ± 0.42 4.86 ± 0.59 4.85 ± 0.63 4.84 ± 0.58 4.71 ± 0.73
Does the professional note your complaints in the medical records? 5.00 ± 0.00 4.96 ± 0.38 4.74 ± 0.81 4.72 ± 0.93 4.91 ± 0.53
Does the professional explain about the medications used in the treatment of TB? 4.76 ± 0.83 4.90 ± 0.51 4.77 ± 0.80 4.86 ± 0.64 4.78 ± 0.62
Does the professional ask about all the medications that you are using? 4.41 ± 1.36 4.69 ± 1.02 3.59 ± 1.84 4.15 ± 1.51 3.59 ± 1.61
What is your opinion about the health team that treats you? 4.70 ± 0.52 4.61 ± 0.59 4.42 ± 0.62 4.45 ± 0.66 4.20 ± 0.81
Total Indicator of Bond 4.75 ± 0.83a 4.80 ± 0.70a 4.41 ± 1.24b 4.45 ± 1.15b 4.41 ± 1.12b
Bond by region 4.66 ± 0.96* 4.43 ± 1.14*
  1. RP - Ribeirão Preto; FS - Feira de Santana; CG - Campina Grande; SJRP - São José do Rio Preto; ITA - Itaboraí.
  2. No statistical differences were found among averages followed by the same letter in columns according to the Tukey test, with significance set at 5%.
  3. *Student t-test - p < 0.05