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Table 6 Knowledge on HCV among the participants in relation to HCV 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 HCV status
Positive Negative
Have you ever heard about viral hepatitis C?  
 Yes 78 (39.0) 1 (100) 77 (38.7)
 No 122 (61.3) 0 (0.0) 122 (61.3)
Source of information on HCV   
 Friends and relatives 7 (3.5) 0 (0.0) 7 (3.5)
 Television 19 (9.5) 0 (0.0) 19 (9.5)
 Newspapers 1 (0.5) 0 (0.0) 1 (100)
 Radio 50 (25.0) 1 (100) 49 (24.6)
 Healthcare workers 9 (4.5) 0 (0.0) 9 (4.5)
Mode of transmission of HCV   
 Blood transfusion 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Reusing needles 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Body contact 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Droplets 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Barbers shaving instruments 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Sexual contact 6 (3.0) 0 (0.0) 6 (3.0)
 Tattooing 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Don’t know 194 (97.0) 1 (100) 193 (97.0)
Do you perceive yourself to be at risk for hepatitis C?  
 Yes 72 (36.0) 1 (100) 71 (35.7)
 No 128 (64.0) 0 (0.0) 128 (64.3)
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