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Table 2 Perceived roles of individuals, their families, and the community in preventing HCV infection

From: Knowledge and perceptions of hepatitis c infection and pesticides use in two rural villages in Egypt

  Number (total = 67) Percent*
What you and your family can do   
Home/personal cleanliness 27 40
Not sharing personal equipment 13 19
Care of oneself/home/family 12 18
Medical check-ups 10 15
Eat safe food 10 15
Drink safe water 4 6
Have faith in Allah 5 8
Don’t know 4 6
What the community can do   
Have a clean environment and practice general cleanliness 13 19
Practice food sanitation 5 8
Make medical check-ups available 11 16
Have safe water 7 10
Provide treatment for diseased individuals 7 10
Provide health education 6 9
Take medical precautions 4 6
Have faith in Allah 7 10
Don’t know 9 13
  1. *Percents add to more than 100% due to multiple responses.