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Table 4 List of services for patients in Dourados from June 2009 to July 2011 (N = 109)

From: Health-service performance of TB treatment for indigenous and non-indigenous populations in Brazil: a cross-sectional study

List of services Indigenous Non-indigenous p-value
n   n  
Does the medical team that accompanies you during TB treatment… (%) 53 20 (38%) 45 37 (82%) <0.01
Offer you HIV/AIDS testing?       
Offer a flask for sputum examination each month for control of your TB? Mean ± SD 57 3.85 ± 1.59 51 3.88 ± 1.70 0.76*
Offer monthly consultations for TB treatment and control? Mean ± SD 55 3.85 ± 1.55 51 3.90 ± 1.59 0.84*
Offer basic-needs grocery packages or food vouchers? Mean ± SD 57 2.19 ± 1.63 51 1.13 ± 0.49 <0.01*
Offer transportation vouchers? Mean ± SD 57 1.45 ± 1.51 51 1.11 ± 0.65 0.41*
Explain the symptoms of TB? Mean ± SD 54 3.70 ± 1.75 51 3.54 ± 1.96 0.80*
Explain TB transmission? Mean ± SD 56 3.39 ± 1.73 51 3.76 ± 1.89 0.26*
Explain TB treatment? Mean ± SD 56 4.53 ± 1.06 50 4.26 ± 1.38 0.35*
Explain your other health problems? Mean ± SD 56 2.42 ± 1.80 51 2.33 ± 1.95 0.46
Conduct home visits for reasons other than TB? Mean ± SD 56 3.05 ± 1.77 50 2.08 ± 1.53 <0.01*
Are the health professionals at the clinic always available when you need them? Mean ± SD 57 4.68 ± 1.02 51 4.66 ± 1.69 0.72*
Are there groups of patients who discuss TB at the clinic where you are being treated? Mean ± SD 56 4.62 ± 3.75 51 4.80 ± 4.00 0.83*
  1. List of services. 1 = never, 2 = almost never, 3 = sometimes, 4 = almost always, and 5 = always.
  2. *Kruskal-Wallis Test.