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Boat People SOS. B Free CEED Legacy Pilot Project: Assessing Hepatitis B Awareness, Screening, and Vaccination Behaviors among Vietnamese Americans in Northern Virginia. Survey Description. The survey was administered to 502 individuals who were: Of Vietnamese heritage

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Boat people sos

Boat People SOS

B Free CEED Legacy Pilot Project: Assessing Hepatitis B Awareness, Screening, and Vaccination Behaviors among Vietnamese Americans in Northern Virginia


Survey description

Survey Description

  • The survey was administered to 502 individuals who were:

    • Of Vietnamese heritage

    • Living in the Washington D.C. area

    • Over 18 years of age

  • The survey included

    • Demographics

    • Hepatitis B knowledge, screening, and vaccination

    • Sources of health information


Demographics

Demographics

  • The population surveyed was 63% female and 37% male

  • 64% of individuals were married

  • 46% of individuals had greater than a high school education

  • 45% of individuals had a total household income of $30,000 or less

  • 42% of individuals had a full-time job,18% were unemployed, and 14% were retired


Acculturation

Acculturation

  • 96% of individuals were born outside of the United States

  • Of individuals born outside of the US, 22% have lived in the US for 5 or fewer years

  • 54% of individuals spoke English “not well” or “not at all”, while 20% of individuals spoke English “fluently” or “very well”

  • 79% of individuals spoke Vietnamese “fluently” or “very well”


Hepatitis b knowledge

Hepatitis B Knowledge

83% of individuals had heard of hepatitis B, 10% had not heard of hepatitis B, and 7% were not sure

57% believed hepatitis B to be most common among Asian Americans, while 34.5% were not sure


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Hepatitis B knowledge

Screened individuals were more likely than unscreened/unsure individuals to identify correct modes of hepatitis B transmission

Of all individuals, only 50% identified unprotected sex and 41% identified mother to baby as modes of transmission

Approximately one third of individuals incorrectly believe that hepatitis B can be spread by sharing food or utensils/chopsticks


Hepatitis b screening

Hepatitis B Screening

78% had been told to get screened for hepatitis B

Of these individuals, 58% were told by their doctor and 24.5% were told by family members

Of those not screened, 51% identified insurance as the reason, and 49% identified that they were feeling well/had no health problems


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Hepatitis B Screening

62% of individuals had been screened for hepatitis B

Individuals who spoke Vietnamese fluently/very well were more likely to have been screened than individuals who spoke English fluently/very well (67% versus 13%)


Hepatitis b vaccination

Hepatitis B Vaccination

77% of individuals had been told to get vaccinated for hepatitis B

Of these individuals, 63% had been told by their doctor, and 26% had been told by a family member

43% of individuals had been vaccinated for hepatitis B


Hepatitis b infection

Hepatitis B Infection

15% of individuals reported being diagnosed with hepatitis B infection

Laura, can we provide some demographics on the individuals who are infected – gender, age, foreign born, …


Hepatitis b attitude

Hepatitis B Attitude

Of those screened or vaccinated for hepatitis B, the biggest influence was free screening/vaccination or coverage by insurance (46.5%) followed by a doctor telling them to get screened (41%) and fear of infection (36%)

Of those not screened or vaccinated for hepatitis B, the biggest influence is free screening/vaccination or coverage by insurance (57%), followed by a doctor telling them to get screened (38%) and fear of infection (28%)


Health

Health

50.5% of individuals do not have insurance

30% of individuals have private insurance, 17.5% of individuals have public insurance, and 2% of individuals have another type of insurance

50% of individuals self-reported being in excellent or good health


Health information sources

Health Information Sources

  • 67% of individuals have internet in their home, 71% have a home phone, and 92% have a cell phone

  • The top sources for health/health care information among individuals who speak Vietnamese fluently or very well (n=396) are Vietnamese newspapers (64%), Vietnamese magazines (49%), and Vietnamese radio (36%)

  • The top sources for health/health care information among individuals who speak English fluently or very well (n=96) are English television (75%), English newspapers (59%), and English websites (55%)


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Health Information Sources

The most trusted health source among all individuals was physicians (80.5%)

The most distrusted source among all individuals was friends (21%)


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Boat People SOS

58.3% of individuals use Boat People SOS’ services

Of those individuals, 42% were screened and 20% were vaccinated for hepatitis B at the Vietnamese community health fair


B free ceed legacy pilot award

B Free CEED Legacy Pilot Award

This pilot project was supported by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention grant number: 5U58DP001022-02 awarded to the B Free CEED: National Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Hepatitis B Disparities at NYU School of Medicine.

Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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