Differential Patterns of Having Knowledge and Consciousness about Hepatitis B1: Substantiation from Bangladeshi Population

Md Behzad Noor, JAM Shoquilur Rahman, Md Afzal Hossain


This study introduces to identify the degree of association between the different sociodemographic aspects and the selected dependent variable “hepatitis B1 (HB1) vaccination.” The present study utilizes the BDHS with having a sample of 3151 where 2000 are females and 1151 are males. It has been reflected that the majority of the respondents belong to the age groups of 31-40 and 41-50 have taken HB1 vaccine (72.2% and 77.6% of the total of the age group 31-40 and 41-50). It can be interpreted from the aforesaid discussion that the respondents of middle and older aged are more conscious than of those of the early aged respondents. Further, it is noticed that 71.1% of the total males are taken the HB1 vaccine, whereas only 38.9% of the total female respondents have taken HB1 vaccine as preventive measure, and here, it has the significant contribution to the selected dependent variable at the 5% level of significance. Place of living has also played the significant role in defining the selected dependent variable. It has been assessed that 66.1% of the total urban respondents have taken HB1 vaccine, in contrast, among the rural population, only 17.1% have got HB1 vaccine. Again, it can be perceived that an amount of 70.8% of the total respondents who have the tendency to watch TV have the inclination of taking HB1 vaccine than of those who have not any accessory to electronic media (44.2%). Although HB1 is of immense public health importance in the WPR, the motivation for setting a regional HB1 control goal goes beyond the control of HB1. This study suggested that the immunization with HB1 vaccine, even in adulthood, could reduce the risk of the prevalence of HB1.

Aus. & NewZe J. Soci Busi. Env. Sus. Vol 3(1), April 2017, P 35-41


Hepatitis B1; Differential Pattern; Socio-Demographic Variables

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