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Table 2 Knowledge on transmission of hepatitis B (N = 3132)

From: Uptake of hepatitis B vaccination and its determinants among health care workers in a tertiary health facility in Enugu, South-East, Nigeria

Transmitted by: Doctors (N = 297) Nurses/Pharmacists/Lab Workers (N = 716) Admin staff (N = 2119) Total N = 3132)
N % N % N % N %
Shaking of hands  
 Yes 11 3.7 24 3.4 49 2.3 84 2.7
 No 286 96.3 692 96.6 2070 97.7 3048 97.3
Needle prick
 Yes 280 94.3 293 40.9 749 35.3 1322 42.2
 No 17 5.7 423 59.1 1370 64.7 1810 57.8
Blood transfusion
 Yes 284 95.6 614 85.8 1282 60.5 2180 69.6
 No 13 4.4 102 14.2 837 39.5 952 30.4
Heat
 Yes 12 4.0 57 8.0 140 6.6 209 6.7
 No 285 96.0 659 92.0 1979 93.4 2923 93.3
Sexual intercourse
 Yes 249 83.8 524 73.2 759 0.4 1532 48.9
 No 48 16.2 192 26.8 1360 99.6 1597 41.9
Drinking contaminated water
 Yes 49 16.5 105 14.7 232 10.9 386 12.3
 No 248 83.5 611 85.3 1887 89.1 2746 87.7
Contamination from surfaces
 Yes 81 27.3 89 12.4 402 18.9 572 18.3
 No 216 72.7 627 87.6 1717 81.1 2560 81.7
Sharing of sharp objects
 Yes 258 86.9 204 28.5 1027 48.5 1489 47.5
 No 39 13.1 512 71.5 1092 51.5 1643 52.5
Don’t know
 Yes 0 0 26 3.6 486 22.9 512 16.3
 No 297 100 690 96.4 1633 77.1 2620 83.7