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Table 4 Impact of COVID-19 and/or curfew on different aspects of life of the included participants

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
Effect of COVID-19 and/or curfew on participant’s social life:
 Increase in children problems 43 (10.7%) 27(22.1%) 0.001*
 Increase family problems 59 (14.7%) 11 (9%) 0.107
 Impaired marital life 20 (5%) 5 (4.1%) 0.687
 Improved social life 82 (20.4%) 22 (18%) 0.566
Aspects of participant’s daily life affected by COVID-19 and/or curfew:
 Family visits 238 (59.2%) 88(72.1%) 0.01*
 Necessary activities (e.g., bank, paying bills) 255 (63.4%) 83 (68%) 0.352
 Spare time 208 (51.7%) 66 (54.1%) 0.648
 Travel change 147 (36.6%) 61 (50%) 0.008*
 Sleep troubles 145 (36.1) 51 (41.8%) 0.868
 Eating habits change 125 (31.1%) 43 (35.2%) 0.028*
Type of children life affected by COVID-19 and/or the curfew:
 Recreational 217 (54%) 91 (74.6%) P < 0.000*
 Educational 135 (33.6%) 75 (61.5%) P < 0.000*
 Emotional 112 (27.9%) 42 (34.4%) 0.163
 Physical 26 (6.5%) 20 (16.4%) 0.001*
Effect of COVID-19 and/or curfew on participant’s economic lifea:
 No effect 118 (29.4%) 38 (31.1%) 0.008*
 Decrease income 140 (34.8%) 42 (34.4%)
 Increase payments 86 (21.4%) 38 (31.1%)
 Decrease payments 50 (12.4%) 4 (3.3%)
 Increase income 8 (2%) 0
Effect of COVID-19 and/or curfew on participant’s worka:
 No effect 123 (30.6%) 23 (18.9%) P < 0.000*
 Decrease working hours 143 (35.6%) 43 (35.2%)
 Vacation from work 96 (23.9%) 24 (19.7%)
 Fired from work 6 (1.5%) 0
 Increased risk during work 34 (8.5%) 32 (26.2%)
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  2. *Significant P value
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