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Research Article

Awareness and Vaccine Coverage of Hepatitis B among Cameroonian Medical Students

Table 4

Positive and negative attitudes towards the hepatitis B vaccine.

CharacteristicYes (%)

Positive attitudes
I am at risk because of the nature of my work (N=690)608 (88.12)
Vaccination prevents spread of infection to patients (N=692)584 (84.39)
Vaccination protects my family members (N=698)634 (90.83)
Hepatitis B is a serious disease (N=698)678 (97.13)
Hepatitis vaccine is effective in preventing the disease (N=698)650 (93.12)
the vaccine is available at my work place (N=680)201 (29.41)
the risk of death among vaccinated persons is reduced compared to the non vaccinated (N=690)626 (90.72)
Negative attitudes
I am worried about its adverse effects (N=690)338 (48.99)
I am afraid of infection (N=692)272 (39.31)
It is not effective in disease protection (N=686)66 (9.62)
I am not at high risk of contracting HBV (N=690)114 (16.52)
The vaccine is not available (N=688)110 (15.99)
I have limited contact with high risk persons (N=686)144 (22.45)

N: Number of participants with the available information on the variable.

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