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Table 2 Third- and fifth-year Jordanian dental student's responses to three questions dealing with their academic knowledge

From: The knowledge and attitude about HIV/AIDS among Jordanian dental students: (Clinical versus pre clinical students) at the University of Jordan

Questions Options (%) of students who responded with yes
   3rd year
(n = 97)
5th year
(n = 114)
P value
Which host defense cells are primarily affected in AIDS? Macrophages 7.2 0 < 0.001
  B-lymphocytes 11.3 2.6  
  Phagocytes 1.0 0  
  T-lymphocytes 75.3 97.4  
  Do not know 5.2 0  
If an individual is demonstrated to carry anti-HIV antibodies are they? Definitely suffering from AIDS 9.3 2.6 < 0.001
  Immune to HIV infection 26.8 7.9  
  An HIV carrier 57.7 84.2  
  Do not know 6.2 5.3  
What is the average time interval between contracting HIV and the production of antibodies to it? Less than 6 weeks 10.3 7.9 < 0.001
  6-12 weeks 58.8 21.1  
  13-24 weeks 11.3 7.9  
  24 weeks-5 years 10.3 15.8  
  Do not know 9.3 47.4