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Table 2 Questions pertinent to Hepatitis C treatment and of sources of information

From: Assessing the level of knowledge and available sources of information about hepatitis C infection among HCV-infected Egyptians

Questions % (n)
Do you frequently receive information about HCV (n = 193)
 No 73.1 (141)
 Yes 26.9 (52)
If yes, how frequent (n = 52)
 6–12 months 72.7 (40)
 1–2 years 21.8 (12)
What is your source of HCV information (n = 190)
 Physician 53.7 (102)
 Mass media 18.4 (35)
 Mass media &physician 12.6 (24)
 Family member 6.8 (13)
 Others (books, internet...etc) 8.5 (16)
How frequently do you visit your physician (n = 182)
 Only when I feel sick 30.8 (56)
 1 month 19.2 (35)
 2 months 11.5 (21)
 3 months 27.5 (50)
 6 months 11.0 (20)
How will you know if your treatment is successful (n = 183)  
 I experience less symptoms/feel well 23.5 (43)
 My physician informs me with the good lab results 51.9 (95)
 I never knew 24.6 (45)
Do you receive the HCV double therapya (injection and capsule) (n = 150)  
 No 78.7 (118)
 Yes 21.3 (32)
  1. aIntravenous interferon alfa-2b and oral ribavirin