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Table 2 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of study participants in relation to HBV status

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 HBV status P-value
Positive Negative
(N = 29) (N = 171)
Age group    0.211
 <20 1 (3.4) 10 (5.8)  
 20-29 17 (58.6) 98 (57.3)  
 30-39 11 (37.9) 45 (26.3)  
 40-49 0 (0.0) 18 (10.5)  
Marital status    0.518
 Single 23 (79.3) 119 (69.6)  
 Married 6 (20.7) 50 (29.2)  
 Divorced 0 (0.0) 2 (1.2)  
Educational level    0.977
 None 1 (3.4) 6 (3.5)  
 Basic 10 (34.5) 66 (38.6)  
 Secondary 16 (55.2) 89 (52.0)  
 Tertiary 2 (6.9) 10 (5.8)  
Working Experience (years)    0.423
 <1 2 (6.9) 5 (2.9)  
 1-5 15 (51.7) 83 (48.5)  
 6-10 9 (31.0) 45 (26.3)  
 11-15 3 (10.3) 17 (9.9)  
 16-20 0 (0.0) 15 (8.8)  
 >20 0 (0.0) 6 (3.5)  
Ever had Blood transfusion?    0.472
 Yes 0 (0.0) 3 (1.8)  
 No 29 (100) 168 (98.2)  
Ever undergone dental procedure?   0.259
 Yes 1 (3.4) 17 (9.9)  
 No 28 (96.6) 154 (90.1)  
Tattoo/Body piercing    0.448
 Yes 3 (10.3) 27 (15.8)  
 No 26 (89.7) 144 (84.2)  
Use of IV drugs    0.214
 Yes 4 (13.8) 12 (7.0)  
 No 25 (86.2) 159 (93.0)  
Ever had unprotected sex before?   0.779
 Yes 24 (82.8) 145 (84.8)  
 No 5 (17.2) 26 (15.2)  
Vaccinated for Hepatitis B    0.182
 Yes 0 (0.0) 10 (5.8)  
 No 29 (100) 161 (94.2)  
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