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Table 4 Bolivians’ knowledge and attitudes regarding Chagas disease diagnosis by sex

From: Key Chagas disease missing knowledge among at-risk population in Spain affecting diagnosis and treatment

  Male % Female % P-value
Do you know what test is necessary to perform when a person has Chagas disease?a
 Blood test
 Blood specific analysis 69 56.1 107 61.8  
 Blood routine analysis 53 43.1 65 37.6 0.337
 Don’t know 34 21.4 40 18.4 0.513
 Xenodiagnosis 2 1.3 5 2.3 0.370
Do you know if you can do a Chagas disease test in Spain?
 Yes 125 78.6 178 82.0  
 No 2 1.3 3 1.4  
 Don’t know 32 20.1 36 16.6 0.678
If so, where?
 Hospital 55 44.0 93 52.3  
 Health Centre 47 37.6 49 27.5  
 Don’t know 14 11.2 19 10.7  
 Community campaigns 6 4.8 10 5.6  
 Blood bank 3 2.4 7 3.9 0.397
Do you think doctors in Spain are familiar with Chagas disease?
 Yes 92 57.9 109 50.2  
 No 31 19.5 43 19.8  
 Most are not 27 17.0 48 22.1  
 Don’t know 9 5.7 17 7.8 0.416
How much confidence do you have in Spanish doctors to diagnose and treat Chagas disease?
 A lot of confidence 52 32.7 81 37.3  
 Quite a lot of confidence 35 22.0 41 18.9  
 Some confidence 30 18.9 37 17.1  
 Little confidence 31 19.5 46 21.2  
 No confidence at all 11 6.9 12 5.5 0.812
Do you think you might have Chagas disease?
 No 104 65.4 117 53.9  
 Yes 46 28.9 76 35.0  
 Don’t know 9 5.7 24 11.1 0.046
If a mother knows she has Chagas disease, should her children be tested?
 Yes 154 96.9 212 97.7  
 No 2 1.3 4 1.8  
 Don’t know 3 1.9 1 0.5 0.376
And if a father knows he has Chagas disease, should his children be tested?
 Yes 143 89.9 184 84.8  
 No 12 7.6 22 10.1  
 Don’t know 4 2.5 11 5.1 0.292
  1. aMultiple choice question, answer is “yes”