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Table 1 Answers to questions about young adults' knowledge on health risks

From: Body piercing and tattoos: a survey on young adults' knowledge of the risks and practices in body art

Questions Yes N° (%) No N° (%) Do not Know N° (%) Tot N°
Is it risky undergoing piercing/tattooing? 1.251 (78.3%) 197 (12.3%) 150 (9.4%) 1.598
Can tattoos and piercing transmit infectious disease? 1.440 (90.1%) 48 (3.0%) 110 (6.9%) 1.598
Can tattoos and piercing transmit non-infectious disease? 1.040 (65.1%) 109 (6.8%) 449 (28.1%) 1.598
Are the places and instruments used for body art always safe in terms of health and hygiene? 114 (7.1%) 1.315 (82.3%) 169 (10.6%) 1.598
Is it possible to remove the tattoo? 1.395 (87.3%) 107 (6.7%) 96 (6.0%) 1.598
Is the piercing a permanent practice? 1.416 (88.6%) 62 (3.9%) 120 (7.5%) 1.598