Table 4

Responses to practices related to Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B practice items Yes N (%) No N (%)
Have you done screening for Hepatitis B? 07 (1.8) 383 (98.2)
Do you ask for screening of blood before transfusion? 94 (24.1) 296 (75.9)
Do you ask your barber to change blade/or for safe equipments for ear and nose piercing? 97 (24.9) 293 (75.1)
Do you practice safe sex? 156 (40.0) 234 (60.0)
Do you share food/utensils/water etc. with others 70 (17.9) 320 (82.1)
Do you avoid meeting people? 308 (79.0) 82 (21.0)
Will continue and complete the treatment against the infection? 354 (90.8) 36 (9.2)
Have you ever participated in health education program related to Hepatitis B? 24 (6.2) 366 (93.8)

Note: Practice was assessed by giving 1 to positive and 0 to negative attitude. The scale classified practice as good with score >5 and poor ≤5. Over all the respondents reported to have poor practice towards Hepatitis B with mean score of 2.37 ± 1.0.

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ul Haq et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:448   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-448

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