Knowledge about tuberculosis in individuals deprived of liberty of a regional penitentiary in the Zona da Mata Mineira - Brazil.



  • The study analyzed the knowledge of people deprived of their liberty about the transmission, prevention and treatment of tuberculosis.
  • Approximately 40% of the detainees reported not having knowledge about the disease.
  • Lack of knowledge about tuberculosis was associated with less education, lower income, closed regime, being the first prison, not having contact with tuberculosis, not showing symptoms related to the disease and not having an HIV test.