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Table 4 Practice related to Hepatitis B

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

Hepatitis B Practice Items Yes No
  N (%) N (%)
Have you done screening for Hepatitis B? 24 (3.1) 756 (96.9)
Have you got yourself vaccinated against Hepatitis B? 103 (13.2) 674 (86.8)
Do you ask for a new syringe before use? 146 (18.7) 634 (81.3)
Do you ask for screening of blood before transfusion? 344 (44.1) 436 (55.9)
Do you ask your barber to change blade/Or for safe equipments for ear and nose piercing? 149 (19.1) 631 (80.9)
In case you are diagnosed with Hepatitis B, would you go for further investigation and treatment? 731 (93.7) 49 (6.3)
Do you avoid meeting Hepatitis B patients? 635 (81.4) 145 (18.6)
Have you ever participated in health education program related to Hepatitis B? 14 (1.8) 766 (98.2)
  1. Note: Practice was assessed by giving 1 to positive and 0 to negative attitude. The scale classified practice as good with score >5 and poor ≤5. Over all the respondents reported to have poor practice towards Hepatitis B with mean score of 2.76 ± 1.1.