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Table 3 Distribution of means and standard deviations of range of services indicators, Brazilian municipalities, 2007.

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

Indicators of Range of services Southeastern cities Northeastern cities
  RP SJRP ITA FS CG
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Sputum examination pot for the diagnosis of TB 4.42 ± 1.35 4.64 ± 1.07 4.94 ± 0.37 4.51 ± 1.24 4.29 ± 1.39
Skin test 2.07 ± 1.65 2.82 ± 1.93 3.12 ± 1.95 3.09 ± 1.93 3.08 ± 1.79
Examination for HIV/AIDS 4.30 ± 1.47 4.44 ± 1.35 4.38 ± 1.39 2.87 ± 1.96 3.00 ± 1.78
Monthly sputum examination pot for TB control 3.93 ± 1.53 4.03 ± 1.56 4.76 ± 0.78 4.21 ± 1.50 3.86 ± 1.63
Monthly consultation for TB control and treatment 4.93 ± 0.41 4.88 ± 0.62 4.93 ± 0.50 4.66 ± 1.06 4.80 ± 0.76
Consumer basket or food vouchers 4.15 ± 1.62 3.89 ± 1.64 4.47 ± 1.08 2.65 ± 1.94 1.06 ± 0.30
Transport vouchers 2.51 ± 1.90 2.71 ± 1.88 1.49 ± 1.28 2.04 ± 1.67 1.73 ± 1.33
Information about TB and its treatment 4.57 ± 1.10 4.86 ± 0.62 4.51 ± 1.19 4.42 ± 1.22 3.58 ± 1.53
Health education (information about other health issues) 3.40 ± 1.86 2.67 ± 1.69 2.75 ± 1.88 1.88 ± 1.39 1.38 ± 1.02
Home visits during treatment 3.72 ± 1.47 2.94 ± 1.68 3.21 ± 1.85 2.50 ± 1.76 2.01 ± 1.66
Home visits for other reasons than TB 1.16 ± 0.63 1.16 ± 0.61 1.99 ± 1.67 2.25 ± 1.68 1.71 ± 1.46
Participation in TB patient groups at the HU 1.05 ± 0.41 1.05 ± 0.29 1.36 ± 1.11 1.12 ± 0.69 1.04 ± 0.39
Directly observed therapy 3.55 ± 1.52 3.83 ± 1.40 3.02 ± 1.45 1.08 ± 0.56 1.41 ± 1.06
Total Indicator of Range of services 3.37 ± 1.85a 3.38 ± 1.84a 3.46 ± 1.84a 2.87 ± 1.91b 2.53 ± 1.82c
Range of services by region 3.40 ± 1.84* 2.70 ± 1.87*
  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