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Table 1 Patients’ demographic characteristics and their perceptions of COVID-19

From: Knowledge, attitudes, and impact of COVID-19 pandemic among neurology patients in Jordan: a cross-sectional study

Variables Multiple sclerosis (n = 80)
n (%)
Epilepsy (n = 150)
n (%)
Headache (n = 40)
n (%)
Total
(n = 506)
n (%)
Gender
 Male 21 (26.25) 77 (51.33) 7 (17.50) 230 (45.45)
 Female 59 (73.75) 73 (48.67) 33 (82.50) 276 (54.55)
Age group
 18–40 62 (77.50) 105 (70.00) 0 (00.00) 276 (54.55)
 41–60 17 (21.25) 40 (26.67) 26 (65.00) 159 (31.42)
 > 60 1 (1.25) 5 (3.33) 14 (35.00) 71 (14.03)
Previous diagnosis with COVID-19 1 (1.25) 3 (2.01) 1 (2.50) 5 (0.99)
Visit to the clinic
 First visit 4 (5.00) 8 (5.33) 12 (30.00) 94 (18.58)
 Follow-up 76 (95.00) 142 (94.67) 28 (70.00) 412 (81.42)
Appointments delayed due to the pandemic
 Yes 31 (38.75) 32 (21.48) 11 (27.50) 98 (19.44)
 No 49 (61.25) 117 (78.52) 29 (72.50) 406 (80.56)
Belief in the existence of the virus and adherence to prevention measures
 Neither belief nor adherence 3 (3.75) 7 (4.70) 1 (2.50) 11 (4.09)
 Belief but without adherence 1 (1.25) 10 (6.71) 0 (0.00) 11 (4.09)
 Belief and adherence 72 (90.00) 131 (87.92) 37 (92.50) 240 (89.22)
 Belief and obsessive adherence impacting life 4 (5.00) 1 (0.67) 2 (5.00) 7 (2.60)
Agreement with effectiveness of the lockdown
 Effective 74 (92.50) 107 (71.81) 36 (90.00) 217 (80.67)
 Ineffective 6 (7.50) 42 (28.19) 4 (10.00) 52 (19.33)
Source of information regarding the pandemic
 Internet and social media 57 (71.25) 72 (48.32) 24 (60.00) 153 (56.88)
 Medical specialists 1 (1.25) 2 (1.34) 2 (5.00) 5 (1.86)
 Radio and TV 21 (26.25) 71 (47.65) 13 (32.50) 105 (39.03)
 No interest in information 1 (1.25) 4 (2.68) 1 (2.50) 6 (2.23)
  1. Variability in totals is due to missing values in some variables