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Table 5 Knowledge on HBV among the 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 Total HBV status P-value
Positive Negative
(N = 200) (N = 29) (N = 171)
Have you ever heard about viral hepatitis B?   0.394
 Yes 181 (90.5) 25 (86.2) 156 (91.2)  
 No 19 (9.5) 4 (13.8) 15 (8.8)  
Source of information on HBV    
 Friends and relatives 11 (5.5) 1 (3.4) 10 (5.8) 0.600
 Television 39 (19.5) 7 (24.1) 32 (18.7) 0.495
 Newspapers 9 (4.5) 0 (0.0) 9 (5.3) 0.206
 Radio 115 (57.5) 16 (55.2) 99 (57.9) 0.784
 Healthcare workers 20 (10.0) 3 (10.3) 17 (9.9) 0.947
Mode of transmission of HBV    0.052
 Blood transfusion 2 (1.0) 1 (3.4) 1 (0.6)  
 Reusing needles 2 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.2)  
 Body contact 19 (9.5) 5 (17.2) 14 (8.2)  
 Droplets 23 (11.5) 0 (0.0) 23 (13.5)  
 Barbers shaving instruments 1 (0.5) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.6)  
 Sexual contact 22 (11.0) 6 (20.7) 16 (9.4)  
 Tattooing 2 (1.0) 1 (3.4) 1 (0.6)  
 Don’t know 129 (64.5) 16 (55.2) 113 (66.1)  
Do you perceive yourself to be at risk for hepatitis B?   0.854
 Yes 72 (36.0) 10 (34.5) 62 (36.3)  
 No 128 (64.0) 19 (65.5) 109 (63.7)  
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