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Table 11 Associations between attitudes and lifestyle practices of study population (n=483)

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

Variable Negative attitude and perception
  Worried of spreading HBV to family and friends (n=332) Worried ever since diagnosis (n=260)
Lifestyle practice n (%) p value n (%) p value
Stop or reduced alcohol (n=150) ¥
Yes 91 (91) ns 74 (91.4) ns
No 9 (9)   7 (8.6)  
Stop or reduced smoking (n=100) #
Yes 55 (79.7) ns 43 (81.1) ns
No 14 (20.3)   10 (18.9)  
Sharing eating and drinking utensils(n=480) a
Yes 165 (50) ns 138 (53.3) ns
No 165 (50)   121 (46.7)  
Exercise regularly (n=292) ~       
Yes 164 (78.5) ns 124 (74.7) ns
No 45 (21.5)   42 (25.3)  
  1. ns, not significant; #Applicable to those who smokes; ¥Applicable to those who consume alcohol; ~Applicable to those who exercise; amissing data n=3.