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Table 6 Bolivians’ attitudes regarding Chagas disease stigma by sex

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

  Male % Female % P-value
What kind of people do you think are most likely to have Chagas disease?a
 People from the countryside 85 53.5 128 59.0 0.285
 Poor people 21 13.2 32 14.7 0.672
 All people equally 15 9.4 31 14.3 0.156
 People from the warm parts of Bolivia 21 13.2 20 9.2 0.22
 People living in adobe houses 12 7.6 26 12.0 0.107
 People living in small villages 19 11.9 12 5.5 0.025
 Elderly people 9 5.7 2 0.9 0.007
Do you believe that people with Chagas disease are socially rejected in Spain?
 Yes 35 22.0 45 20.7  
 No 94 59.1 130 59.9  
 Don’t know 30 18.9 42 19.4 0.955
If not, why?
 CD is not contagious 33 35.1 60 46.2  
 People in Spain don’t know about CD 22 23.4 16 12.3  
 It’s a disease without symptoms 7 7.4 19 14.6  
 I haven't heard of any cases 9 9.6 13 10.0 0.052
If you had Chagas disease, who would you tell?a
 The whole family 64 40.3 101 46.5 0.225
 My partner 88 55.3 59 27.2 0.000
 Parents 32 20.1 39 18.0 0.598
 Children 21 13.2 37 17.0 0.308
 Medical practitioners 9 5.7 20 9.2 0.202
 Friends 14 8.8 12 5.5 0.216
  1. aMultiple choice question, answer is “yes”