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Table 5 Distribution of means and standard deviations of family focus indicators, Brazilian municipalities, 2007.

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

Indicators of Family focus Southeastern cities Northeastern cities
  RP SJRP ITA FS CG
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Does the professional ask for information about your living conditions and those of your family? 3.31 ± 1.87 4.02 ± 1.54 2.30 ± 1.72 2.76 ± 1.75 2.74 ± 1.54
Does the professional ask for information about your family's diseases? 4.03 ± 1.62 4.17 ± 1.36 2.80 ± 1.83 3.24 ± 1.75 3.45 ± 1.40
Does the professional ask if the people you live with have coughs, fever? 4.39 ± 1.36 4.23 ± 1.38 4.01 ± 1.58 3.88 ± 1.62 3.80 ± 1.42
When you became ill with TB did the professional deliver sputum examination pots to everyone that lives with you? 2.91 ± 1.98 3.81 ± 1.67 3.69 ± 1.89 2.89 ± 1.92 2.22 ± 1.55
Does the professional know the people that live with you? 4.04 ± 1.61 3.64 ± 1.60 4.11 ± 1.67 3.09 ± 1.68 2.76 ± 1.72
Do the professionals speak to the people that live with you about your disease? 3.75 ± 1.73 3.48 ± 1.65 3.09 ± 1.91 2.82 ± 1.70 2.54 ± 1.63
Do the professionals speak to the people that live with you about your treatment? 3.72 ± 1.80 3.50 ± 1.67 3.05 ± 1.87 2.84 ± 1.77 2.46 ± 1.59
Do the professionals speak to the people that live with you about other health problems? 3.05 ± 1.90 2.11 ± 1.55 2.00 ± 1.65 1.73 ± 1.41 1.92 ± 1.46
Total Indicator of Family focus 3.65 ± 1.80a 3.62 ± 1.68a 3.13 ± 1.90b 2.91 ± 1.79bc 2.74 ± 1.64c
Family focus by region 3.47 ± 1.81* 2.82 ± 1.72*
  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