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Am J Health Behav. 2008 Mar-Apr;32(2):178-87.

Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of Chinese hepatitis B screening and vaccination.

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Department of Public Health, Director of Center for Asian Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122-0843, USA. grace.ma@temple.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To measure the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of Hepatitis B (HBV) screening and vaccination in the Chinese American population.

METHODS:

A cross-sectional study was conducted among 429 Chinese in New York City. Participants were recruited from Chinese community-based organizations. Descriptive statistics and chi-square tests of independence were conducted.

RESULTS:

Knowledge level of HBV risk factors and screening and vaccination rates are low. There were significant differences in screening and vaccination by marital and health insurance status, language, gender, education, and income.

CONCLUSIONS:

Findings suggested that interventions for Chinese Americans and health care providers can substantially increase screening and vaccination rates.

PMID:
18052858
DOI:
10.5555/ajhb.2008.32.2.178
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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