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Table 3 Knowledge of HCV transmission and vaccination

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

Knowledge question Participants response
Yes
% (n)
No
% (n)
I don’t know
% (n)
Do you believe If someone is infected with HCV, they will most likely carry the virus all their lives (n = 190) 46.8 (89)a 26.8 (51) 26.4 (50)
Do you believe Infection with HCV can cause the liver damage/ cancer (n = 199) 72.9 (145)a 8.0 (16) 19.1 (38)
Do you believe someone with HCV can look and feel fine (n = 195) 47.7 (93)a 40.5 (79) 11.8 (23)
Do you believe HCV can be transmitted by getting a blood transfusion from an infected donor (n = 198) 86.4 (171)a 5.0 (10) 8.6 (17)
Do you believe HCV can be transmitted by shaking hands with someone who has HCV (n = 197) 10.2 (20) 76.6 (151)a 13.2 (26)
Do you believe HCV can be transmitted by kissing someone who has HCV (n = 199) 8.5 (17) 76.9 (153)a 14.6 (29)
Do you believe HCV can be transmitted by having sex with someone who has HCV (n = 195) 19.5 (38)a 56.4 (110) 24.1 (47)
Do you believe HCV can be transmitted by being born to a woman who had HCV when she gave birth (n = 198) 31.3 (62)a 28.8 (57) 39.9 (79)
Do you believe HCV can be transmitted by using an infected person’s toothbrush (n = 194) 83.0 (161)a 10.3 (20) 6.7 (13)
Do you believe HCV can be transmitted by being stuck with a needle or sharp instrument that has HCV–infected blood on it e.g. razors, blades, during cupping therapy (n = 199) 87.5 (174)a 6.5 (13) 6.0 (12)
Do you believe HCV can be transmitted by working with someone who has HCV (n = 200) 14.5 (29) 65.0 (130)a 20.5 (41)
Do you believe there is vaccination for HCV (n = 198) 25.3 (50) 43.5 (86)a 31.2 (62)
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