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Table 2 Factors associated with adequate and poor basic HBV knowledge among the population of new military recruits in China [n (%)]

From: A survey of knowledge about hepatitis B among new military recruits in China

Characteristics Poor Good P value
Gender    <0.001
 Male(n = 665) 569(85.6) 96(14.4)  
 Female(n = 62) 39(62.9) 23(37.1)  
Age (years)    <0.001
 16-18(n = 363) 319(87.9) 44(12.1)  
 19-21(n = 300) 248(82.7) 52(17.3)  
 22-24(n = 64) 41(64.1) 23(35.9)  
Marital status    0.826
 Married(n = 5) 4(80.0) 1(20.0)  
 Single(n = 722) 604(83.7) 118(16.3)  
Ethnicity    0.496
 Han ethnicity(n = 693) 581(83.8) 112(16.2)  
 Minority ethnicity(n = 34) 27(79.4) 7(20.6)  
Education level    0.012
 Junior high school(n = 85) 80(94.1) 5(5.9)  
 High school(n = 448) 373(83.3) 75(16.7)  
 College degree or above (n = 194) 155(79.9) 39(20.1)  
Place of residence prior to joining the army    0.663
 Large city (municipality or provincial capital) (n = 186) 156(83.9) 30(16.1)  
 Small city (prefecture- and county-level city) (n = 220) 180(81.8) 40(18.2)  
 Rural area(n = 321) 272(84.7) 49(15.3)