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Table 2 Hepatitis B knowledge (N = 240)

From: Hepatitis B knowledge among women of childbearing age in three slums in Mumbai: a cross-sectional survey

Do you know how hepatitis B spreads? Yes No Do not know
Eating contaminated food* 10 % 84 % 6 %
Tattoo or body piercing 6 % 87 % 7 %
Sharing needles or other injection equipment 6 % 86 % 8 %
Transfusion of infected blood 55 % 40 % 4 %
Sexual contact 20 % 73 % 7 %
Mother-to-infant transmission during childbirth 20 % 73 % 6 %
* All “yes” answers in this section are correct with the exception of this one, for which “no” is the correct answer.
Do you know the symptoms of acute hepatitis B? Yes No Do not know
Weakness and fatigue 43 % 53 % 4 %
Loss of appetite 65 % 32 % 3 %
Nausea and vomiting 39 % 55 % 6 %
Upper abdominal discomfort 53 % 42 % 5 %
Tea-coloured urine 46 % 50 % 5 %
Yellowing of skin 43 % 52 % 5 %
All “yes” answers in this section are correct.    
Which of the following conditions may arise from chronic hepatitis B infection? Yes No Do not know
Liver cirrhosis 14 % 78 % 8 %
Liver cancer 30 % 63 % 7 %
Liver failure 8 % 83 % 10 %
All “yes” answers in this section are correct.    
Should a mother with hepatitis B breastfeed her baby?§ Yes No Do not know
  35 % 60 % 5 %
§ The correct answer is “yes.”    
  1. * All “yes” answers in this section are correct with the exception of this one, for which “no” is the correct answer
  2. † All “yes” answers in this section are correct
  3. ‡ All “yes” answers in this section are correct
  4. § The correct answer is “yes”