Annals of Nigerian Medicine

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18--20

Knowledge and awareness of Hepatitis B infection amongst the students of Rural Dental College, Maharashtra, India


Rajiv Saini1, Santosh Saini2, RS Sugandha3 
1 Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Rural Dental College, Loni, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Rural Dental College, Loni, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Rural Dental College, Loni, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajiv Saini
Department of Periodontology & Oral Implantology, Rural Dental College, Loni, Tehsil Rahata, Dist. Ahmednagar, Maharashtra - 413 736
India

Objectives : To determine the current knowledge and awareness of undergraduate dental students of Rural Dental College regarding the Hepatitis B infection. Materials and Methods : This cross-sectional observational study was conducted among the students of Rural Dental College, Maharashtra, India. Predesigned questionnaire which assessed knowledge and awareness about Hepatitis B infection and transmission was the tool of data collection. Results : A total of 150 students participated. The male female ratio was 1:2; mean age of respondents was 20.66 ± 1.01 years. On an average, 59.23 and 40.67% had correct and incorrect knowledge about Hepatitis B infection, respectively. A total of 81.55% exhibited adequate level of awareness while 18.45% exhibited incorrect level of awareness about transmission of Hepatitis B infection Conclusion : Results indicate that students had adequate awareness and perception level about awareness of Hepatitis B infection.


How to cite this article:
Saini R, Saini S, Sugandha R S. Knowledge and awareness of Hepatitis B infection amongst the students of Rural Dental College, Maharashtra, India.Ann Nigerian Med 2010;4:18-20


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Saini R, Saini S, Sugandha R S. Knowledge and awareness of Hepatitis B infection amongst the students of Rural Dental College, Maharashtra, India. Ann Nigerian Med [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Mar 31 ];4:18-20
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