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Table 5 Knowledge on HBV infection and vaccination among healthcare workers at KCMC* Moshi Tanzania 2016/17 (N = 442)

From: Seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus infection and associated factors among healthcare workers in northern Tanzania

Statement n %
1. HBV can be transmitted through sexual intercourse 354 80.6
2. HBV can be transmitted through unprotected sex with multiple sexual partner 79 17.9
3. HBV is the most contagious blood-borne pathogen through accidental exposure to blood and its products 379 85.9
4. Injury with needle contaminated with infected blood is the risk factor of HBV infection 391 89.1
5. Contact with broken skin with infected body fluid is a risk factor of HBV infection 365 83.0
6. Contact to mucous membrane in the eyes or mouth with infected blood is a risk factor of HBV infection 321 72.8
7. Contact of healthy skin with infected blood or products is a risk factor of HBV infection 144 32.7
8. HBV infection can be transmitted through oral-fecal route 134 30.4
9. HBV could be transmitted from a mother to her fetus 290 65.9
10. Immunoglobulin against HBV can prevent infection after exposure 233 53.0
11. There is a vaccine which is available against HBV 398 91.3
12. If Hepatitis B vaccination is taken properly as per protocol, it is more than 95% protective against HBV infection 340 77.3
13. The minimum numbers of doses for a complete primary HBV vaccination is three doses 278 63.0
14. An immune response test should be done after HBV vaccination 199 46.5
15. Antibody titer above 10 IU is the recommended amount which is protective 138 31.3
16. You can get HBV infection from recombinant HBV vaccination 103 23.4
Knowledge level   
Median (IQR) 62.5 (50, 75)
Poor 109 24.7
Fair 219 49.6
Good 114 25.8
  1. *Frequency and percentage distributions of only those who answered correctly in these statements