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Table 4 Reasons for not being vaccinated against hepatitis B virus (HBV) according to the level of education among 1,081 unvaccinated men, Korean National Cancer Screening Survey, 2006–2008

From: Determinants of suboptimal hepatitis B vaccine uptake among men in the Republic of Korea: where should our efforts be focused: results from cross-sectional study

Reasons Total (%) (n= 1,081) Duration of education (years)
≤11(%) 12-15(%) ≥16(%)
(n= 385) (n= 515) (n= 181)
Did not know I need HBV vaccination 40.3 46.5 38.5 32.6
Put it off due to feeling annoyed about it 19.8 17.4 21.4 20.4
Forgot 10.2 9.9 8.5 15.5
Lack of time 18.0 10.4 22.3 22.1
Did not know the severity of the sequelae of HBV infection 6.7 9.4 4.9 6.1
Other 5.0 6.5 4.5 3.3