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The Knowledge, Attitude and Practices regarding HBV Infection of Married Women in the Reproductive Age Group living in different districts of Bangladesh

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Author(s): Md. Atiqur Rahman | Sultan Rokeya Mannan

Journal: Medicine Today
ISSN 1810-1828

Volume: 21;
Issue: 02;
Start page: 61;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: KAP | HBV | Immunization | Perinatal transmission

ABSTRACT
The present study was conducted to know the knowledge, attitude and practices of 300 married women in the reproductive age group living in different districts of Bangladesh , regarding HBV infection. Only20% of the women were found aware of the mode of transmission of HBV. However, 50% of the women were having the misconceptions regarding mode of transmission of HBV. 4% of women, 30% of children up to 5 years and 15% of children above 5year were fully immunized with hepatitis B vaccine. 80% of children up to 5years and 75% of children above 5 years were fully immunized as per universal immunization Programme. Hence, the results of the study clearly indicated the low immunization programme and this further potentiated the need to grow public awareness about vaccination against Hepatitis B by focusing the beneficial effect of of early immunization through public electronic media.

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