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Table 3 Factors associated with a good level of knowledge about HBV transmission modes 1 , KABP survey, France, 2010 (multivariate analysis)

From: Hepatitis B knowledge, perceptions and practices in the French general population: the room for improvement

  % Adjusted OR CI 95%
Gender    
 Men 35.1 1  
 Women 41.4 1.3 1.2-1.5
Age (in years)    
 18–30 42.6 1  
 31–44 42.5 1.0 0.9-1.1
 45–54 34.9 0.8 0.6-0.9
 55-69 30.0 0.6 0.5-0.7
Educational level    
 No educational qualification 26.1 1  
 CAP/BEP/BEPC (vocational diplomas) 32.8 1.3 1.1-1.6
 Secondary school certificate 38.6 1.5 1.2-1.8
 Higher education qualification 46.2 2.0 1.6-2.4
Net monthly income per household    
 <2,000 € 35.5 1  
 2,000–2,999 € 37.1 1.0 0.9-1.2
 ≥ 3,000 € 42.3 1.2 1.1-1.3
 Did not wish to share this information/ Did not know 25.4 0.7 0.4-0.96
Area of residence    
 Outside the Ile-de-France administrative district 37.4 1  
 Ile-de-France administrative district (which includes Paris) 42.2 1.1 0.99-1.2
Living in a couple or a stable relationship    
 No 39.9 1  
 Yes 38.0 0.9 0.8-0.98
Knowing someone in circle of family and friends who was infected    
 No 37.4 1  
 Yes 41.9 1.2 1.1-1.3
HBV endemicity in country of birth2    
 Low 38.7 1  
 Intermediate or high 35.7 0.9 0.8-1.1
Intravenous drug use in one’s lifetime    
 No 38.4 1  
 Yes 29.0 0.8 0.4-1.6
  1. 95% CI: 95% confidence interval.
  2. 1 A good level of knowledge was defined as providing the correct response to the 4 questions asked about HBV transmission modes, as follows: “yes” for the items “sexual relations without a condom”, “through the sharing of needles while injecting drugs”, and “during pregnancy”; “no” for the item “from a mosquito bite”.
  3. 2 See the footnote 3 in Table 1 .