Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2016 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Hepatitis B Awareness and Knowledge in Asian Communities in British Columbia

Table 3

HBV knowledge of survey respondents.

Hepatitis B knowledge (%)

Knowledge level
 Reasonable knowledge (≥7 correct answers)778 (76.8)
 Not reasonable knowledge (≤6 correct answers)235 (23.2)
 Low knowledge (≤4 correct answers)130 (12.8)
Knowledge question [correct response]
 In most cases, hepatitis B is only a temporary infection (like the flu) [false]621 (61.3)
 Hepatitis B is a cause of cirrhosis (severe scarring of liver) [true]625 (61.7)
 Hepatitis B is a cause of liver cancer [true]631 (62.3)
 Hepatitis B can be transmitted through an infected mother to her child [true]689 (68.0)
 Hepatitis B is a sexually transmitted disease [true]379 (37.4)
 Hepatitis B can be transmitted by sharing food or utensils of an infected person [false]267 (26.4)
 Hepatitis B can be diagnosed by blood tests [true]854 (84.3)
 A vaccine that can prevent hepatitis B exists [true]720 (71.1)
 There is effective treatment for hepatitis B [true]538 (53.1)
 Hepatitis B is more common in China and Asia versus North America [true]619 (61.1)
 Little children can have hepatitis B [true]760 (75.0)
 Hepatitis B affects adults [true]669 (66.0)
 Hepatitis B is preventable [true]800 (79.0)

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