Table 3—

Answers to questions on stereotypes and awareness of tuberculosis(TB) burden and mortality from 1371 individuals who had heard about the disease

Questions on stereotypesAnswers %
TrueFalseDo not know
TB affects only the lungs62.328.39.4
TB is a disease of the past53.441.94.7
5,000 patients die from TB every day in the world62.418.119.5
50% of patients die within 5 yrs without adequate treatment61.921.816.3
6,000 new cases of TB are registered every year in Italy44.733.322.0