Table 3.

Hepatitis B Awareness and Knowledge Among Vietnamese Respondents by Region

Dallas
(n = 500)
Houston (n = 505)Washington, DC (n = 503)Total
(n = 1508)
Ever heard of liver disease (%)*41.852.945.746.8
Ever known someone with liver disease (%)32.432.530.231.7
Ever heard about hepatitis B virus infection (%)46.254.949.950.3
Knew free hepatitis B shots are available (%)20.025.924.123.3
Agreed can get hepatitis B from (%):
 Smoking cigarettes36.035.832.234.7
 Sharing a toothbrush48.052.345.348.5
 Sexual intercourse30.032.532.031.5
 Exposure to another's sneezing/coughing46.041.436.641.3
Agreed hepatitis B infection can cause (%):
 Lung cancer28.425.222.325.3
 Liver cancer64.869.363.465.8
Median knowledge index score (range: 0–7)2322
  • * Comparison of 3 sites by chi square test, P = .015;

  • P = .003.