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Table 10 Attitudes, lifestyle practices after diagnosis and overall mean knowledge scores (n=483)

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

Attitude Knowledge of HBV
  n Mean (±sd) p value
Worried of spreading HBV to family and friends    
Yes 332 12.8 (4.08) ns
No 151 11.9 (4.96)  
Feeling worried ever since diagnosis    
Yes 260 12.9 (4.08)  
No 223 12.07 (4.68) 0.023*
Lifestyle practice    
Stop or reduce smoking (n=100) #    
Yes 78 12.2 (4.81) ns
No 22 11.2 (5.95)  
Stop or reduce alcohol (n=150) ¥    
Yes 131 12.9 (4.38) ns
No 19 11.21 (5.78)  
Sharing eating and drinking utensils (n=480) a
Yes 237 12.7 (4.51) ns
No 243 12.5 (4.29)  
Increasing exercise (n=292) ~    
Yes 225 13.19 (4.09) ns
No 67 12.31 (4.64)  
  1. sd, standard deviation; ns, not significant;*significant different at p≤0.05; #Applicable to those who smokes; ¥Applicable to those who consume alcohol; ~Applicable to those who exercise; amissing data n=3.