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Table 3 Knowledge of hepatitis B infection among health care workers of Bahir Dar City Administration, August 2012

From: Hepatitis B vaccine knowledge and vaccination status among health care workers of Bahir Dar City Administration, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Question True
Number (%)
One can get hepatitis B infection through needle stick injury (n = 375) 347 (92.5)
Hepatitis B infection can be prevented by vaccination (n = 365) 347 (95.1)
Hepatitis B virus can be found in semen or vaginal fluid of infected person (n = 370) 325 (87.8)
Hepatitis B infected person may be asymptomatic for long time (n = 372) 323 (86.8)
Every person exposed to hepatitis B virus will develop acute hepatitis immediately (n = 359) 169 (47.1)
Hepatitis B virus is highly infectious (n = 370) 355 (95.9)
Only small proportion of the world population is infected with hepatitis B virus (n = 356) 97 (27.2)
Hepatitis B virus mainly affects liver (n = 372) 359 (96.5)
  1. Numbers in () correspond to the number of answers given.