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Research Article

Hepatitis B Awareness among Medical Students and Their Vaccination Status at Syrian Private University

Table 2

Hepatitis B knowledge questions and correct responses in percentage.

Question Correct responses (%) First year () Fifth year ()

Have you heard of hepatitis B? Yes: 92%
No: 8%
Yes: 89.06%
No: 10.94%
Yes: 96.87%
No: 3.13%

Is most Chronic hepatitis b infection
(A) symptomatic,
(B) asymptomatic?
(A) Symptomatic: 89.07%
(B) Asymptomatic: 10.93%
(A) Symptomatic: 84.38%
(B) Asymptomatic: 15.62%
(A) Symptomatic: 93.75%
(B) Asymptomatic: 6.25%

Are doctors and medical students more prone of getting hepatitis B via cross-infection? Yes: 71.09%
No: 28.91%
Yes: 50%
No: 50%
Yes: 92.18%
No: 7.82%

Does hepatitis B vaccination protect against the infection? Yes: 89.84%
No: 10.16%
Yes: 90.62%
No: 9.38%
Yes: 89.06%
No: 10.94%

Have you received hepatitis B vaccine before in Syria or outside Syria? Yes: 43.75%
No: 29.69%
Do not know: 26.56%
Yes: 31.25%
No: 18.75%
Do not know: 50%
Yes: 56.25%
No: 40.62%
Do not know: 3.13%

What is ideal age of vaccination?(A) Infancy: 55.46%
(B) Youth: 32.03%
(C) Adulthood: 12.5%
(A) Infancy: 51.56%
(B) Youth: 42.18%
(C) Adulthood: 4.68%
(A) Infancy: 59.37%
(B) Youth: 21.87%
(C) Adulthood: 20.31%

What is the reason behind not being vaccinated?(A) Lack of motivation: 34.20% 
(B) No need felt: 26.30%
(C) Never thought of vaccination: 23.50%
(D) Lack of belief: 8%
(E) Fear of injection: 8%
(A) 16.6%
(B) 33.33%
(C) 25%
(D) 16.6%
(E) 8.33%
(A) 42.3%
(B) 23.07%
(C) 23.07%
(D) 3.84%
(E) 7.69%

Should hepatitis patients be allowed to work? Yes: 47.65%
No: 32.03%
Do not Know: 20.31%
Yes: 29.68%
No: 46.87%
Do not know: 23.43%
Yes: 65.63%
No: 17.18%
Do not know: 17.18%

What is the causative agent of hepatitis B?(A) Virus: 83.6%
(B) Bacteria: 2.34%
(C) Protozoa: 1.56%
(D) Do not know: 12.53%
(A) Virus: 67.18%
(B) Bacteria: 4.68%
(C) Protozoa: 3.12%
(D) Do not know: 25%
(A) Virus: 100%
(B) Bacteria: 0%
(C) Protozoa: 0%
(D) Do not know: 0%

What is the mode of spread of hepatitis B?(A) Transfusion of blood: 70.3%
(B) Sexual intercourse: 53.12%
(C) Mother to her baby: 53.9%
(D) Food: 25%
(E) Physical contact with a person with hepatitis B: 22.65%
(F) Saliva: 28.9%
(A) 57.81%
(B) 31.25%
(C) 34.37%
(D) 43.75%
(E) 26.56%
(F) 32.81%
(A) 82.81%
(B) 75%
(C) 73.43%
(D) 6.25%
(E) 18.75%
(F) 25%

What are the risk factors that may be the cause of hepatitis B?(A) Smoking: 10.15%
(B) Alcohol: 30.46%
(C) Piercing and tattoo: 62.5%
(D) Blood transfusion: 72.65%
(E) Dental visits: 57%
(F) Eating from contaminated food: 33.59%
(G) Drinking from contaminated drinks: 25%
(A) 17.18%
(B) 45.31%
(C) 45.31%
(D) 51.56%
(E) 40.6%
(F) 62.5%
(G) 46.87%
(A) 3.12%
(B) 15.62%
(C) 79.68%
(D) 93.75%
(E) 73.43%
(F) 4.68%
(G) 3.12%

Do hepatitis B infections cause the following singes and symptoms?(A) Fever: 19.5%
(B) Loss of appetite: 13.28%
(C) Nausea: 11.7%
(D) Vomiting: 10.15%
(E) Jaundice: 22.66%
(F) All of the above: 69.53%
(A) 28.12%
(B) 17.18%
(C) 17.18%
(D) 14.06%
(E) 32.81%
(F) 57.81%
(A) 10.93%
(B) 9.37%
(C) 6.25%
(D) 6.25%
(E) 12.5%
(F) 81.25%

What does chronic hepatitis B infection lead to?(A) Liver disease: 48.44%
(B) Cirrhosis: 45.31%
(C) Kidney disease: 4.69%
(D) Liver cancer: 27.34%
(E) All of the above: 35.15%
(F) None of the above:2.34%
(A) 57.81%
(B) 51.56%
(C) 7.81%
(D) 18.75%
(E) 15.62%
(F) 4.68%
(A) 39.06%
(B) 39.06%
(C) 1.56%
(D) 35.93%
(E) 54.68%
(F) 0%

Is hepatitis B infection preventable or not?Ye: 87.5%
No: 12.5%
Yes: 92.18%
No: 7.82%
Yes: 82.81%
No: 17.19%

Have you ever been tested for hepatitis B? Yes: 16.4%
No: 83.6%
Yes: 21.87%
No: 78.13%
Yes: 26.56%
No: 73.44%

Have you ever been diagnosed with any liver disease before? Yes: 15.63%
No: 84.37%
Yes: 23.44%
No: 76.56%
Yes: 7.82%
No: 92.18%

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