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Table 5 Knowledge concerning pregnant women’s behavior to prevent cCMV infection (#6)

From: What people know about congenital CMV: an analysis of a large heterogeneous population through a web-based survey

  Gender (n = 3,215) Age (n = 2,840) a Education (n = 3,215) Parenthood (n = 3,215) Total
Female Male <24 years 25–40 year >40 year Undergraduates Bachelor graduates Masters graduates Non-parents Parents
Total of respondents (n.) 2,254 961 842 1,186 812 1,391 363 1,461 2,260 955 3,215
Right answers (%) Avoid saliva-sharing 72.1 70.7 70.1 74.5 73.5 71.0 67.5 73.4 70.2 75.1 71.7
Not share toothbrush or other bath tools 75.6 73.5 75.7 77.3 75.6 75.0 73.0 75.4 74.6 75.9 75.0
Not share cutlery with children 57.9 54.9 54.2* 62.1 56.3 55.5 53.4 59.4 56.0 59.6 57.0
  Hand-wash after diaper change 57.3* 51.4 53.1 55.7 59.4 55.6 57.3 55.0 54.1 59.1 55.6
Wrong answers (%) Taking a vitamin supplement 12.2 12.8 19.2* 10.5 8.6 15.9* 16.8 7.9 14.5* 7.3 12.3
Vaccine/medicine 17.1* 23.3 28.9* 16.2 13.9 26.2* 19.3 12.1 22.0* 11.9 19.0
Not have animal contact 28.7 28.1 35.2* 26.1 26.1 30.3* 34.7 25.2 30.0* 24.8 28.5
Not eat rare cooked meat 27.6 24.9 34.2* 24.0 23.8 28.3* 36.9 22.7 28.1 23.7 26.7
Not eat dairy products 7.1 6.4 8.3 6.8 5.3 7.3 8.5 6.1 7.7 5.1 6.9
Change the cats’ litter box with gloves 36.9 31.7 42.5* 31.6 35.0 38.3* 44.9 30.3 36.8 31.9 35.4
If already immunised against CMV is useless to observe women’s behavior 34.9 29.9 22.7* 39.2 37.9 27.3* 23.1 41.8 28.7* 44.6 33.4
  1. a Information about the age of responders was provided by 2,840 out of 3,215 individuals. * p < 0.05