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Table 1 Distributions of levels of HIV/AIDS-related knowledge among women in Iraq

From: HIV and AIDS-related knowledge among women in Iraq

Factor N* (%)**
Heard of HIV/AIDS  
no 12853 (50.1)
yes 10131 (49.9)
AIDS can be avoided  
no 1396 (14.8)
yes 7266 (85.2)
HIV can be transmitted through sexual intercourse  
no 893 (11.5)
yes 6372 (88.5)
HIV can be transmitted through blood transfusion  
no 4249 (60.5)
yes 2442 (39.5)
HIV can be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy  
no 6276 (95.7)
yes 309 (4.3)
HIV can be transmitted from mother to child through breast milk  
no 6458 (98.5)
yes 104 (1.5)
HIV can be transmitted through mosquito bites  
no 61 (0.7)
yes 6493 (99.3)
HIV can be transmitted through contaminated equipment  
no 5637 (87.1)
yes 944 (12.9)
Total knowledge (number of correct items out of a possible 8)  
2 14 (0.2)
3 648 (8.6)
4 3429 (51.2)
5 1738 (30.2)
6 596 (8.3)
7 74 (1.0)
8 38 (0.5)
  1. * unweighted frequency ** weighted percent