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Table 2 Proportion of people with correct knowledge about Hepatitis B among the tested and non-tested Turkish-Dutch population in Rotterdam (weighted analysis)

From: Awareness, knowledge and self-reported test rates regarding Hepatitis B in Turkish-Dutch: a survey

  total tested non-tested  
  n = 355 n = 52 n = 303  
  % % % p-value
Transmission     
   Hepatitis B cannot be spread by someone that looks and feels healthy. 54 68 51 0.03
   Hepatitis B can be spread during childbirth. 54 62 53 0.22
   Hepatitis B can be spread during sexual intercourse. 53 67 50 0.02
Average proportion for transmission 54 66 51 0.02
Consequences of HBV     
   People with Hepatitis B can be infected for life. 44 69 39 < 0.001
   Hepatitis B can cause liver cancer. 25 43 22 < 0.001
   People can die from Hepatitis B. 36 53 34 < 0.01
Average proportion for consequences 35 55 32 < 0.001
Prevention     
   Infection with Hepatitis B can not be prevented. 52 75 48 < 0.001
   By being tested for Hepatitis B, one can find out whether one is infected. 84 84 84 0.8
Average proportion for prevention 68 79 66 0.001
Difference Hepatitis A (HAV) and HBV     
   Hepatitis A and B are transferred from one person to the other in the same way. 13 20 12 0.15
   Vaccination for both Hepatitis A and B are available. 54 64 52 0.14
Average proportion for difference HAV and HBV 33 41 32 0.16
Percentage of respondents with a high score (i.e. 6 or more correct answers) 42 71 37 < 0.001