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Table 1 Proportion of participants who had correct answers for knowledge items on Hepatitis B (n = 483)

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices among people with chronic hepatitis B attending a hepatology clinic in Malaysia: A cross sectional study

Hepatitis B knowledge (correct answer) N (%)
  (n = 483)
General statements  
 Hepatitis B is a bacterial infection (No) 265 (55.0)
 Hepatitis B is a viral infection (Yes) 303 (62.7)
 Can cause chronic inflammation of liver (Yes) 394 (81.6)
 Can cause liver failure (Yes) 379 (78.5)
 Can cause liver cancer (Yes) 411 (85.1)
Symptoms  
 Jaundice (Yes) 267 (55.3)
 Tiredness (Yes) 259 (53.6)
 Nausea and vomiting (Yes) 174 (36.0)
 Abdominal discomfort or pain (Yes) 209 (43.3)
 Abdominal distension (Yes) 190 (39.3)
Modes of transmission  
 Sharing of needles (Yes) 412 (85.3)
 Sexual intercourse (Yes) 383 (79.3)
 Perinatal transmission (Yes) 405 (83.9)
 Blood transfusion (Yes) 438 (90.7)
 Contact with open wound (Yes) 378 (78.3)
 Sharing eating and drinking utensils (No) 33 (6.8)
 Sharing personal items-razors, toothbrushes (Yes) 371 (76.8)
 Coughing and sneezing (No) 303 (62.7)
 Body piercing and tattooing (Yes) 71 (14.7)
 Casual contact (No) 424 (87.8)