Prevalence of Hepatitis-D in Rural Sindh, Pakistan

  • Shah Pisand Chandio
  • Ghulam Hyder Talpur
  • Muhammad Ilyas Rajput
Keywords: Awareness, Doctors, Frequency Bar graph, Hepatitis-D Patients, Knowledge, Treatment problems.


To assess the level of knowledge, attitude of patients and treatment problems of Hepatitis-D infection a descriptive and empirical study was conducted for the patients of Hepatitis-D and Doctors of Taluka Kahirpur Nathan Shah, District Dadu Sindh Pakistan. Time frame of the study was September to November 2016. Our Method of data collection was self administered questionnaire which assessed the basic knowledge about Hepatitis-D infection its modes of transmission and problems in the treatment. 100 patients of Hepatitis-D and 52 doctors were included in this study, questionnaires were distributed among the patients (n=100) of Hepatitis-D and doctors (n=52) they filled it according to their knowledge collected data was analyzed by SPSS V-22 Excel. Mean age of male patient was 27 years (SD ± 6.7) and age range (15-50 )years and mean age of female patients 27.4 years (SD ± 6.36) and range of age (16-46) years. The male to female patient ratio 4:1(80 male and 20 female). Patients have not sufficient knowledge about causes and modes of transmission of hepatitis-D. By the results regarding the problems in the treatment patients have neither any proper treatment nor vaccination facility of hepatitis-D is available in the rural areas of Sindh, concerned doctors are also unavailable.