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Table 3 Awareness, practice and enablers anticipated from practitioners on TB notification, Mysore, Karnataka, 2014 (N = 155)

From: Mandatory TB notification in Mysore city, India: Have we heard the private practitioner’s plea?

2.1 Demography N (%)
 1 Sex
  a) Male 104 (67.1)
  b) Female 51(32.9)
 2 Age group
  a) <45 years 61(39.4)
  b) ≥45 years 94(60.6)
 3 Qualification
  a) MBBS 72(46.5)
  b) Post MBBS Specialization 83(53.5)
 4 How many TB patients do you diagnose?
  a) Nil 26(16.8)
  b) 1 to 3 60(38.7)
  c) >3 36(23.2)
  d) Not recorded 33(21.3)
2.2 Awareness
 1 TB notifiable disease
  a) Yes 141(91.0)
  b) No 14(9.0)
 2 Source of information
  a) Advertisements 30(19.4)
  b) RNTCP personnel’s 82(52.9)
  c) Authorities 25(16.1)
  d) Others 4(2.6)
  e) Not recorded 14(9.0)
 3 Is Notification compulsory?
  a) Yes 130(83.9)
  b) No 25(16.1)
4 Heard of NIKSHAY?
  a) Yes 24(15.5)
  b) No 127(81.9)
  c) Not recorded 4(2.6%)
2.3 Practice
 1 Are you registered in NIKSHAY?
  a) Yes 24(15.5%)
  b) No 127(81.9%)
  c) Not recorded 4(2.6%)
 2 Have you notified in NIKSHAY?
  a) Yes 7(4.5%)
  b) No 138(89.0%)
  c) Not recorded 10(6.5%)
 3 Number notified in NIKSHAY?
  a) Nil 126(81.3%)
  b) 1 to 3 5(3.2%)
  c) >3 2(1.3%)
  d) Not recorded 22(14.2)
 4 Reasons for not registering/notifying?
  a) Suspect the motive 14(9.0)
  b) Fear of losing patient 3(1.9)
  c) Confidentiality 2(1.3)
  d) Do not have patients 12(7.7)
  e) Others 24(15.5)
  f) No response 100(64.5)
2.4 Enablers
 1 Kindly mention the anticipated support?
  a) Training to register and notify 35(22.6)
  b) Health Workers to collect data 35(22.6)
  c) Provide free drugs 43(27.7)
  d) feedback/acknowledgement on notification 34(21.9)
  e) Others 2(1.3)
  f) Not recorded 6(3.9)
 2 Seeking written declaration by the private practitioner?
  a) Totally unnecessary 17(11.0)
  b) Unnecessary 19(12.3)
  c) No comment 42(27.1)
  d) Necessary 77(49.7)
 3 Action to be taken against practitioners?
  a) Totally unnecessary 13(8.0)
  b) Unnecessary 27(17.4)
  c) No comment 41(26.5)
  d) Necessary 72(46.5)
  e) Not recorded 2(1.3)
 4 Should be backed by legal punitive measures?
  a) Totally unnecessary 12(7.7)
  b) Unnecessary 18(11.6)
  c) No comment 47(30.3)
  d) Necessary 74(47.7)
  e) Not recorded 4(2.6)