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Data on information sources, knowledge and practice on hepatitis B virus in southwest Nigeria

Adesina, E. A and Oyero, Olusola and Okorie, Nelson and Amodu, L. O. and Adeyeye, Babatunde and Yartey, Darlynton (2020) Data on information sources, knowledge and practice on hepatitis B virus in southwest Nigeria. Data in Brief, 30. ISSN 2352-3409

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In response to the global call for strategic information to understand viral hepatitis, the dataset provides information on the use information sources on hepatitis B virus (HBV) by residents of Southwest Nigeria. The data further shows the knowledge and practice level of residents on HBV. The data were generated among 582 respondents residing in sub- urban region of Southwest of Lagos, Ogun and Oyo states through a self-administered questionnaire. The data found out that residents of Southwest Nigeria obtained informa- tion on Hepatitis B predominantly from the internet (mean score: 3.0687and std. dev. 1.3604). Furthermore, residents of Southwest Nigeria had sufficient knowledge on hepatitis B infection (mean score of 3.239; std. dev. 0.7481). In addition, most of the respondents depicted a positive secondary pre- ventive practice such as insistence on the use of sterilised object in body piercing, demanding for change of blade, nee- dle from hairstylist, screening before blood transfusion (mean score 2.9874; std. dev. 0.7488). The data utilized the Statisti- cal package for social sciences (SPSS) coding the data. Cron- bach Alpha was used in carrying out the reliability of the re- search instrument. Descriptive analysis was further employed in data presentation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hepatitis B Health communication Information use Nigeria
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2020 13:20
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2020 13:20

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