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Table 2 Knowledge of risk factors and HBV vaccination among 100 health workers in Cameroon

From: Hepatitis B infection awareness, vaccine perceptions and uptake, and serological profile of a group of health care workers in Yaoundé, Cameroon

Statements Correct answers Frequency or percentage
1. HBV is the most contagious blood-borne pathogen through accidental exposure to blood 26
2. Contact of healthy skin with infected blood is a risk factor of HBV infection 46
3. Injury with needle contaminated with infected blood is a risk factor of HBV infection 96
4. Contact of abraded skin with infected body fluid is a risk factor of HBV infection 81
5. Contact of eyes with infected blood is a risk factor of HBV infection 69
6. HBV could be transmitted through sexual intercourse 96
7. HBV could be transmitted through oro-fecal route 44
8. HBV could be transmitted through blood 99
9. HBV could be transmitted from a mother to his foetus 96
10. Immunoglobulin against HBV can prevent infection after exposure 39
11. There is a vaccine available against HBV 100
12. The minimum number of doses for a complete primary HBV vaccination is 3 doses 77
13. An immune response test should be done after HBV vaccination 57
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