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Table 4 Mean scores for knowledge of etiology and consequenses of hepatitis B and C, disaggregated by sociodemographic factors

From: Knowledge about hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infection and consequences: a cross-sectional assessment of baseline knowledge among infected patients in West Bengal, India

  Etiology
Max score = 3 (95 % confidence interval)
P value Consequences
Max score = 5 (95 % confidence interval)
P value
District (n = 520)
 Bankura (n = 8) 1.25 (0.78 – 2.32) 0.517 2.25 (0.72 – 3.78) 0.089
 Birbhum (n = 12) 2.00 (1.19 – 2.81) 2.92 (1.92 – 3.91)
 Burdwan (n = 17) 1.59 (1.01 – 2.16) 2.53 (1.78 – 3.28)
 Coochbehar (n = 1) 2.00 2.00
 Darjiling (n = 1) 2.00 2.00
 East Midnapore (n = 22) 2.00 (1.51 – 2.49) 3.45 (2.83 – 4.08)
 Hooghly (n = 31) 1.84 (1.45 – 2.23) 3.22 (2.76 – 3.69)
 Howrah (n = 39) 1.82 (1.49 – 2.14) 2.56 (2.056 – 3.07)
 Jalpaiguri (n = 1) 2.00 2.00
 Kolkata (n = 122) 1.99 (1.79 – 2.18) 3.14 (2.89 – 3.41)
 Malda (n = 15) 2.07 (1.49 – 2.64) 2.81 (2.01 – 3.59)
 Murshidabad (n = 33) 1.79 (1.37 – 2.21) 2.91 (2.43 – 3.38)
 Nadia (n = 37) 1.76 (1.38 – 2.13) 3.08 (2.58 – 3.58)
 North 24 Pargana (n = 73) 1.99 (1.74 – 2.23) 3.15 (2.88 – 3.42)
 North Dinajpur (n = 4) 1.00 (−1.48 – 3.48) 2.00 (−2.97 – 6.87)
 Purulia (n = 2) 2.00 (−10.71 – 14.71) 2.500 (−16.56 – 21.56)
 South 24 Pargana (n = 82) 1.54 (1.28 – 1.79) 2.49 (2.18 – 2.79)
 South Dinajpur (n = 4) 2.25 (0.73 – 3.77) 300 (1.16 – 4.84)
 West Midnapore (n = 10) 1.60 (0.99 – 2.20) 2.60 (1.91 – 3.29)
 Other (n = 7) 2.14 (1.02 – 3.27) 3.29 (2.13 – 4.45)
Sex (n = 520)
 Male (n = 342) 1.79 (1.67 – 1.91) 0.200 2.93 (2.78 – 3.08) 0.895
 Female (n = 178) 1.92 (1.76 – 2.08) 2.92 (2.71 – 3.12)
Age (years) (n = 520)
  < 25 (n = 80) 2.02 (1.79 – 2.26) 0.151 2.68 (2.36 – 2.99) 0.0001
 25 – 34 (n = 178) 1.90 (1.75 – 2.05) 3.14 (2.94 – 3.33)
 35 – 44 (n = 123) 1.81 (1.62 – 2.00) 3.17 (2.91 – 3.43)
 45 – 54 (n = 79) 1.63 (1.37 – 1.89) 2.81 (2.53 – 3.09)
 55+ (n = 60) 1.70 (1.38 – 2.02) 2.28 (1.89 – 2.68)
Education (n = 489)a
 No formal educationb 0.93 (0.29 – 1.58) 0.0001 1.87 (1.24 – 2.49) 0.0001
 Completed primary education (4th standard) 1.31 (1.08 – 1.54) 2.25 (1.99 – 2.50)
 Completed middle school (8th standard) 1.79 (1.64 – 1.94) 2.99 (2.79 – 3.18)
 Completed high school (12th standard) 2.21 (1.95 – 2.47) 3.21 (2.93 – 3.49)
 Completed college/university or above 2.49 (2.37 – 2.61) 3.69 (3.49 – 3.89)
Total monthly household income (INR) (n = 399)c
 Less than 1865 (n = 30) 1.53 (1.05 – 2.01) 0.0001 2.03 (1.51- 2.56) 0.0001
 1866 – 5546 (n = 203) 1.61 (1.46 – 1.76) 2.87 (2.67 – 3.06)
 5547 – 9248 (n = 68) 1.99 (1.73 – 2.24) 3.15 (2.85 – 3.45)
 9249 – 13 873 (n = 39) 2.15 (1.88 – 2.43) 3.26 (2.86 – 3.65)
 More than 13 873 (n = 59) 2.36 (2.12 – 2.59) 3.75 (3.44 – 4.05)
  1. a31 respondents did not answer the question about education
  2. bRespondents who reported that they had received less than 4th standard education were classified as “no formal education”
  3. c121 respondents did not answer the question about income