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Hepatitis B Virus Infection and Vaccine Acceptance Among University Students

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Objective: To survey university students regarding hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection risks and factors affecting immunization status against the disease. Methods: Data from 467 students were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t tests, and a discriminant function analysis. Results: Only 19.1% students had received the HBV vaccine. Vaccination status was related to preventive health care values and knowledge about the disease. Following a brief educational intervention, 28.6% of the unimmunized students were willing to be vaccinated. Barriers to vaccination were high vaccine costs and lack of doctors' recommendations. Conclusion: Subsidized vaccine costs, doctors' recommendations, and more health education could increase HBV vaccination rates among university students.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, and James A. Haley Veterans, Hospital, Tampa, FL. 2: Department of Educational Measurement, and Research, College of Education, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Publication date: March 1, 2000

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