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Table 5 Knowledge, Attitude and Practice assessment on HBV and HCV infection among study participants in Gambella, Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 453)

From: Prevalence and associated risk factors for Hepatitis B and C viruses among refugees in Gambella, Ethiopia

Knowledge assessment questions Yes (%) No (%)
Have you ever heard about HBV and HCV infection? 94 (20.8) 359 (79.2)
Is hepatitis transmitted through sex? 61 (13.5) 392 (86.5)
Can you get hepatitis infection through body fluid contact? 39 (8.6) 414 (91.4)
Do HBV and HCV cause liver cancer? 50 (11.0) 403 (89.0)
Is there a vaccine for HBV? 60 (13.2) 393 (86.8)
Is there effective treatment for HBV? 127 (28.0) 326 (72.0)
Is there effective treatment for HCV? 142 (31.3) 311 (68.7)
Attitude assessment questions
 Do you perceive that HBV & HCV can be transmitted through food? 37 (8.2) 416 (91.8)
 Do you think hepatitis infection is a curable disease? 52 (11.5) 401 (88.5)
 Do you think that hepatitis is a serious public health problem? 110 (24.3) 343 (75.7)
 Do you think that taking HBV vaccine is safe? 123 (27.2) 330 (72.8)
Practice assessment questions
 Have you received HBV vaccination? 7 (1.5) 446 (98.5)
 Have you ever been screened for HBV and HVC? 58 (12.8) 395 (87.2)
 Have you exchange of intravenous drug use? 1 (0.2) 452 (99.8)
  1. HBV Hepatitis B Virus, HCV Hepatitis C virus