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Table 2 Knowledge about Cough Hygiene and Sputum Disposal of the patients admitted in DR-TB wards of DR-TB centers, Karnataka, India, 2016-17 (n = 30)

From: Who has to do it at the end of the day? Programme officials or hospital authorities?” Airborne infection control at drug resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) centres of Karnataka, India: a mixed-methods study

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Knowledge about the variables

Satisfactory knowledge

n (%)


Cough hygiene

23 (76.7)


Purpose of use of surgical masks

21 (70.0)


Situations that demand mask usage

09 (30.0)


Disposal of sputum

16 (53.3)