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Table 2 Student responses to the known modes of transmission of HBV

From: Factors affecting HBV vaccination in a Medical training College in Kenya: A mixed methods Study

Which of the following are the modes of transmission of HBV?aYes n(%)No n(%)
Transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products (n = 451)429 (95.1)22 (4.9)
Unprotected sexual intercourse (n = 430)310 (72.1)120 (27.9)
Mother to child transmission (n = 407)301 (75.0)106 (26.0)
Scarification, tattooing and shaving (n = 381)226 (59.3)155 (40.7)
Handling contaminated surfaces (n = 397)271 (68.3)126 (31.7)
Handling contaminated equipment (n = 401)294 (73.3)107 (26.7)
Splashes from contaminated fluids (n = 398)334 (83.9)64 (16.1)
Needle-stick injuries (n = 423)392 (92.7)31(7.3)
Cosmetic procedures (n = 395)249 (63.0)146 (37.0)
Dental procedures (n = 377)223 (59.2)154 (40.9)
Injecting drug use (n = 417)372 (89.2)45 (10.8)
  1. a All the modes listed are demonstrated modes of transmission of HBV [30]
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