Table 2: Hepatitis B knowledge. Participants were asked to indicate whether the following statements about hepatitis B are true or false.

Statement about hepatitis BVietnamese in Chicago
(%) correct
Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City
(%) correct
value

Is preventable by vaccination161/170 (95%)811/842 (96%)0.325
Can be treated with prescription medications155/170 (91%)753/842 (89%)0.494
Can be spread by sexual intercourse117/169 (69%)383/842 (45%)<0.001
Can be spread by blood139/170 (82%)639/842 (76%)0.098
Can be spread during childbirth122/170 (72%)656/842 (78%)0.083
Can be spread by eating raw shellfish92/170 (54%)578/841 (69%)<0.001
Can be spread by sharing eating utensils116/170 (68%)379/842 (45%)<0.001
Can cause lifelong infection122/170 (72%)441/842 (52%)<0.001
Can cause advanced liver disease (cirrhosis)150/170 (88%)778/842 (92%)0.073
Can cause liver cancer145/170 (85%)762/842 (91%)0.042
Can be spread by someone who looks healthy137/170 (81%)632/842 (75%)0.124
Carriers can only be identified by a blood test159/170 (94%)805/842 (96%)0.245