Survey of hepatitis B knowledge and stigma among chronically infected patients and uninfected persons in Beijing, China.

@article{Huang2016SurveyOH,
  title={Survey of hepatitis B knowledge and stigma among chronically infected patients and uninfected persons in Beijing, China.},
  author={Jiaxin Huang and Mary L Guan and Jeremy Balch and Elizabeth Wu and Huiying Rao and Andy Lin and Lai Wei and A S Lok},
  journal={Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2016},
  volume={36 11},
  pages={1595-1603}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection carries substantial stigma in China. We surveyed HBV knowledge and stigma among chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients and persons without HBV infection in Beijing, China. METHODS Four hundred and thirty five CHB patients and 801 controls at Peking University People's Hospital were surveyed. RESULTS Chronic hepatitis B patients were older (mean 46 vs. 39 years) and more often men (71 vs. 48%) than controls. Mean knowledge score was 11.9/15 for… CONTINUE READING
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