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Table 7 Knowledge of HBV care and treatment among healthcare workers participating in the quantitative component of the survey (n = 87)

From: Prevention and care of hepatitis B in the rural region of Fatick in Senegal: a healthcare workers’ perspective using a mixed methods approach

Variables (% of missing data) Total HCW mainly involved in prenatal care activities (Group 1) HCW involved exclusively in vaccination activities (Group 2) p-valuea
(N = 87) (N = 47, 54%) (N = 40, 46%)
N (%)
Is there an effective treatment against chronic hepatitis B infection? (2%)
   Correct answer 38 (45) 17 (37) 21 (54) 0.12
   Incorrect answer 47(55) 29 (63) 18 (46)
How long does antiviral therapy against chronic hepatitis B continue? (1%)
   Correct answer 33 (38) 21 (46) 12 (30) 0.12
   Incorrect answer 55 (62) 25 (54) 28 (70)
Which of the following treatments has proven efficacy against chronic hepatitis B infection?
  Lamiduvine (3%)
   Correct answer 6 (7) 4 (9) 2 (5) 0.41
   Incorrect answer 78 (93) 41 (91) 37 (95)
  Tenofovir (5%)
   Correct answer 8 (10) 5 (11) 3 (8) 0.43
   Incorrect answer 75 (90) 39 (89) 36 (92)
What are the potential strategies for reducing perinatal transmission?
  Antiviral treatment for the mother (1%)
   Correct answer 47 (55) 28 (60) 19 (49) 0.21
   Incorrect answer 39 (45) 19 (40) 20 (51)
  Immune globulin administration (2%)
   Correct answer 20 (23) 10 (21) 10 (26) 0.79
   Incorrect answer 65 (77) 37 (79) 28 (74)
  1. HCW Healthcare workers, HBV hepatitis B virus
  2. a Chi-square test or Fisher’s exact test