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Table 1 Characteristics of the study respondents (N = 780)

From: A cross sectional assessment of knowledge, attitude and practice towards Hepatitis B among healthy population of Quetta, Pakistan

Characteristics N %
Age (32.61 ± 9.48)   
18-27 283 36.3
28-37 268 34.4
38-47 171 21.9
48-57 58 7.4
Gender   
Male 417 53.5
Female 363 46.5
Education   
Illiterate 35 4.5
Religious Only 58 7.4
Primary 185 23.7
Metric 79 10.1
Intermediate 198 25.4
Graduation 144 18.5
Post-Graduation 81 10.4
Occupation   
Unemployed 364 46.7
Government Servant 134 17.2
Private Servant 189 24.2
Self Employed 93 11.9
Income*   
No Income 366 46.9
< Pk. Rs. 5000 108 13.8
5001-10000 122 15.6
10001-15000 91 11.7
>15001 93 11.9
Locality 428 54.9
Urban 352 45.1
Rural   
Source of HB information   
New papers and magazines 138 17.4
Health workers 100 12.8
Family/friends/neighbors 284 36.4
TV, Radio and Internet 114 14.9
Religious leaders/teachers 6 0.7
HB information leaflets, brochures, posters etc. 138 17.7
  1. *1 Pk Rs (Pakistani rupees) = 0.01172 USD (US dollars).