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Table 3 Hepatitis B Knowledge related survey questions and answers from participants

From: Management of hepatitis B infected pregnant women: a cross-sectional study of obstetricians

Questions N (%)
(Q14) Hepatitis B can lead to which of the following consequences?
 A: Premature Death 0 (0)
 B: Cirrhosis of the liver 1 (0.7)
 C: Liver failure 2 (1.4)
 D: Liver cancer 3 (2.2)
aE: All of the above 130 (94.2)
 F: Don’t know 2 (1.4)
(Q15) About 1 in ___ foreign-born Asian and Pacific Islanders have chronic hepatitis B, as compared to 1 in 1,000 Caucasian Americans.
aA: 10 31 (22.5)
 B: 100 90 (65.2)
 C: 1,000 5 (3.6)
 D: 10,000 3 (2.2)
 E: 100,000 0 (0)
 F: Don’t know 9 (6.5)
(Q16) If a newborn infant is infected with hepatitis B, what is the chance that he or she will develop chronic (lifelong) infection?
 A: 100% 3 (2.2)
aB: 90% 43 (31.2)
 C: 50% 24 (17.4)
 D: 30% 23 (16.7)
 E: 10% 14 (10.1)
 F: Don’t know 31 (22.5)
(Q17) What are the symptoms of most people with chronic hepatitis B?
 A: Headache and fatigue 0 (0)
 B: Nausea and vomiting 1 (0.7)
 C: Loss of appetite 1 (0.7)
 D: Jaundice 2 (1.4)
 E: All of the above 29 (21.0)
aF: None of the above, usually none 102 (73.9)
 G: Don’t know 3 (2.2)
(Q18) Without appropriate monitoring or treatment, what are the chances that a person will die from chronic hepatitis B?
 A: 1 in 100 (1%) 20 (14.5)
 B: 1 in 50 (2%) 11 (8.0)
 C: 1 in 20 (5%) 19 (13.8)
 D: 1 in 10 (10%) 16 (11.6)
aE: 1 in 4 (25%) 35 (25.4)
 F: Don’t know 37 (26.8)
Mean number of correct responses out of 5 (standard dev.) 3.7 (1.90)
  1. aCorrect response