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Table 3 Attitude and concerns toward COVID-19 among the included participants in the study

From: Comparison of knowledge, attitude, socioeconomic burden, and mental health disorders of COVID-19 pandemic between general population and health care workers in Egypt

Variable Non-HCWs (n = 402) (n, %) HCWs (n = 122) (n, %) P value
How to deal if yourself or a family member is suspected to be infected with COVID-19:
 Home isolation 206 (51.2%) 68 (55.7%) 0.384
 Wait for symptoms to appear 175 (43.5%) 65 (53.3%) 0.058
 Inform health authority 204 (50.7%) 56 (45.9%) 0.349
 Go to hospital immediately 106 (26.4%) 34 (27.9%) 0.743
 Consult friends or social media groups 68 (16.9%) 4 (3.3%) P < 0.000*
Dealing with suspected infected nearby person:
 Contact with protective measures 195 (48.5%) 71 (58.2%) 0.061
 Give advice to seek a doctor 178 (44.3%) 58 (47.5%) 0.526
 Inform health authority 153(38.1%) 49 (40.2%) 0.676
 Inform the surrounding to him 151 (37.6%) 37 (30.3%) 0.145
 Avoid contact at all 157 (39.1%) 31 (25.4%) 0.006*
Dealing with recovered nearby person:
 Contact with protective measures 288 (71.6%) 82 (67.2%) 0.347
 Contact in a normal way 158 (39.3%) 66 (54.1%) 0.004*
 Inform surrounding to him 48 (11.9%) 8 (6.6%) 0.0.92
 Avoid contact with him 34 (8.5%) 0 0.001
Level of your fear from the infectiona:
 Very afraid 109 (27.1%) 23 (18.9%)  
 Afraid to moderate degree 154 (38.3%) 54 (44.3%) 0.038*
 Afraid to little degree 94 (23.4%) 38 (31.1%)
 Not afraid 45 (11.2%) 7 (5.7%)
Your expectation toward the epidemica:
 Better outcome 168 (41.8%) 44 (36.1%) 0.2
 I do not know 155 (38.5%) 45 (36.9%)
 Worse outcome 79 (19.7%) 33 (27%)
Accept to volunteer in isolation hospitalsa:
 Yes 141 (35.1%) 43 (35.2%) 0.972
 No 261 (64.9%) 79 (64.8%)
  1. HCWs health care workers
  2. *Significant P value
  3. aQuestion with only one answer
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