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Table 1 General characteristics of study participants

From: High prevalence of hepatitis B and poor knowledge on hepatitis B and C viral infections among barbers: a cross-sectional study of the Obuasi municipality, Ghana

Variable N (%)
Age (years) 28.18 ± 7.04
Age group  
 <20 11 (5.5)
 20-29 115 (57.5)
 30-39 56 (28.0)
 40-49 18 (9.0)
Marital status  
 Single 142 (71.0)
 Married 56 (28.0)
 Divorced 2 (1.0)
Educational level  
 None 7 (3.5)
 Basic 76 (38.0)
 Secondary 105 (52.5)
 Tertiary 12 (6.0)
Working Experience (years)  
 <1 7 (3.5)
 1-5 98 (49.0)
 6-10 54 (27.0)
 11-15 20 (10.0)
 16-20 15 (7.5)
 >20 6 (3.0)
Ever had Blood transfusion?  
 Yes 3 (1.5)
 No 197 (98.5)
Ever undergone dental procedure?  
 Yes 18 (9.0)
 No 182 (91.0)
Tattoo/Body piercing  
 Yes 30 (15.0)
 No 170 (85.0)
Use of IV drugs  
 Yes 16 (8.0)
 No 184 (92.0)
Ever had unprotected sex before?  
 Yes 169 (84.5)
 No 31 (15.5)
HBV Status  
 Positive 29 (14.5)
 Negative 171 (85.5)
HCV Status  
 Positive 1 (0.5)
 Negative 199 (99.5)
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