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A Substantial Majority of Pakistan (81%) Views Hepatitis B/C As An Important Health Problem; 14 % People Think It Is Somewhat Important; 2 % Think It Is Not At All Important: GILANI POLL/GALLUP PAKISTAN

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A recent Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan indicated that 81 % of Pakistanis see Hepatitis B/ C as an important health problem. However, an alarming figure of 14 % said that the disease was somewhat important whereas 2 % said it is not at all important.
 
 
 
In a survey, a nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces were asked the following question: “In your view, how important is Hepatitis B/C as a health problem for Pakistan?” 81 % of the respondents were aware that it is very important as a health problem for Pakistan. 14 % replied that it is somewhat important and 2 % people state it is not at all important. 3 % gave no response. The fact that 19% of the population was ambivalent on the gravity of this disease suggests that there is still a lack of awareness about Hepatitis B/C.
 
 “In your view, how important is Hepatitis B/C as a health problem for Pakistan?”
 
 
 
 Source: Gallup and Gilani Surveys
the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association
(www.gallup-international.co; www.gallup.com.pk)
 
The study was released by Gilani foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2697 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during 12 June- 18 June 2011. Error margin is estimated to be approximately + 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

 

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