Table 2: Attitude of health professional towards hepatitis B infection and its vaccination, AHMC, Ethiopia, in 2017.

ItemsStrongly agreeAgreeNeutralDisagreeStrongly Disagree

HBV is serious public health problem300 (77.8%)70 (18.2%)4 (1.0%)10 (2.5%)2 (0.5%)
All patients should be tested for HBV before they receive
healthcare
80 (20.7%)116 (30.1%)99 (25.6%)68 (17.7%)23 (5.9%)
Being a health professional puts you at greatest risk of
HBV infection
292 (75.9%)80 (20.6%)8 (2%)4 (1%)2 (0.5%)
Following infection control guidelines will protect me
from being infected with HBV and HCV at work
203 (52.7%)125 (32.5%)21 (5.4%)29 (7.4%)8 (2,0%)
I deliver the same standard of care to patients with HBV
as I do for other patients
46 (11.8%)148 (38.4%)32 (8.4%)101 (26.1%)59 (15.3%)
It is appropriate not to spend much time when caring HBV-infected patients91 (23.6%)109 (28.2%)46 (11.8%)72 (18.7%)68 (17.7%)
A healthcare worker can infect patients with HBV112 (29.1%)141 (36.5%)15 (3.9%)78 (20.2%)40 (10.3%)
Health professionals who are hepatitis B virus-positive
should not give healthcare services to patients
25 (6.4%)32 (8.4%)63 (16.3%)118 (30.5%)148 (38.4%)
I do not trust HBV vaccine17 (4.3%)45 (11.7%)54 (14%)109 (28.3%)161 (41.7%)
HBV vaccine should be compulsory198 (51.2%)91 (23.7%)25 (6.4%)64 (16.7%)8 (2%)
HB vaccine is safe but is expensive236 (61.1%)89 (23.2%)36 (9.4%)13 (3.4%)12 (3.0%)
After exposure to contagious flu-id/ material, the vaccine
reduces likelihood of being HBV-positive
122 (31.5%)97 (25.1%)49 (12.8%)80 (20.7%)38 (9.9%)