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Table 3 General knowledge about thalassaemia (correct, incorrect and don’t know)

From: The parental perspective of thalassaemia in Bangladesh: lack of knowledge, regret, and barriers

Question (correct answer) Responses
Correct Incorrect Don’t know
1. Thalassaemia is a contagious disease (NO) 334 (91.5%) 5 (1.4%) 26 (7.1%)
2. Thalassaemia is a genetic disease (Yes) 247 (67.7%) 84 (23%) 34 (9.3%)
3. Thalassaemia could be transmitted through blood transfusion from a person with thalassaemia (No) 307 (84.1%) 2 (0.6%) 56 (15.3%)
4. Marriage between two carriers can lead to a child with thalassaemia major (Yes) 321 (87.9%) 6 (1.6%) 38 (10.4%)
5. Thalassaemia carriers are as healthy as normal people (Yes) 199 (54.5%) 60 (16.4) 106 (29%)
6. Thalassaemia is a preventable disease (Yes) 188 (51.5%) 82 (22.5%) 95 (26%)
7. Thalassaemia is a completely curable disease (No) 247 (67.7%) 50 (13.7%) 68 (18.6%)
8. Which part of the human body or organ is affected by Thalassaemia? (Blood or circulatory system) 193 (52.9%) 10 (2.7%) 162 (44.4%)
9. Anyone could be a thalassaemia carrier including you. (Yes) 279 (76.4) 34 (9.3%) 52 (14.2%)
10. Thalassaemia can be identified by blood test (Yes) 303 (83%) 19 (5.2%) 43 (11.8%)