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Table 4 Knowledge of Hepatitis B infection and disease

From: Assessing the knowledge of expectant mothers on mother–to-child transmission of viral hepatitis B in Upper West region of Ghana

General knowledge of HBV infection & disease Overall Wa Municipality Lawra District
N (%) N (%) N (%)
HBV is more Infectious than HIV/AIDS 132 (29.3) 62 (25.8) 70 (33.3)
HBV can lead to liver damage/cirrhosis 212 (47.1) 107 (44.6) 105 (50.0)
There’s blood test for HBV infection 341 (75.8) 199 (82.9) 142 (67.6)
HBV can be transmitted via blood/products 219 (48.7) 145 (60.4) 74 (35.2)
HBV infection is possible via sharing of food, drinks, witchcraft, etc. 40 (8.9) 21 (8.8) 19 (9.0)
The HBV can be transmitted through unprotected sex with an infected person 193(42.8) 137(57.0) 56(26.7)
An HBV infected infant may not show any sign and symptoms 349 (77.5) 189 (78.8) 160 (76.2)
Knowledge of your HBV status? 349 (77.5) 131 (54.6) 48 (22.9)
Percentage Knowledgeable 208 (46.2) 124 (51.6) 84 (40.1)
Total number of respondents 450a 240a 210a
  1. aPercentages do not add up to 100% due to multiple responses