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Ann Med Res. 2000; 7(3): 240-243

The Knowledge And Attitudes Of High School Students On Hepatitis B

  Metin GENÇ*,  Erkan PEHLİVAN*,  Fatma ÖZER*,  M.Ali KURÇER,* Leyla KARAOĞLU*.



Objective; Hepatitis B (HBV) infection is one of the most important public health problems throughout the world. This study is aimed to test the knowledge and attitudes of high school students on routes of infection and means of prevention for HBV infection.

Method; A questionnaire with 25 items was presented to 467 (97.3%) students out of 480 without sampling who attended Tarsus Health High School (THHS) and Tarsus Atatürk High School (TAHS).

Results; The mean of the points received by the students were 58.7"18.6 and median was 56 out of 100. Mann-Whitney-U test, Kruskal-Wallis variance analysis and Spearman correlation analysis were used for statistical evaluation. The points gained by THHS students and girls were found to be higher than (p

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