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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of study participants

From: Identification of the awareness level by the public of Arab countries toward COVID-19: cross-sectional study following an outbreak

Demographic Groups Frequency Percentage
Gender Male 93 19.2%
Female 392 80.8%
Age 18–22 64 13.2%
23–26 67 13.8%
27–30 120 24.7%
31-36 105 21.6%
37–40 39 8.0%
≥ 41 90 18.6%
Country of residence Jordan 164 33.8%
Palestine 21 4.3%
Qatar 56 11.5%
UAE 128 26.4%
KSA 87 17.9%
Egypt 9 1.9%
Other 20 4.1%
Having the same nationality as the country you live in Yes 233 48.0%
No 252 52.0%
Education Primary school/elementary 5 1%
Secondary education 54 11.1%
Diploma 39 8.0%
University degree 293 60.4%
Post-graduate degree 94 19.4%
Employment Student 84 17.3%
Unemployed 132 27.2%
Employee in health sector 111 22.9%
Employee in non-health sector 158 32.6%
Health profession (n= 111) Physician 10 9.0%
Nurse 40 36.0%
Pharmacist 48 43.2%
Other 13 11.7%
Source of information Social media 370 76.3%
TV 174 35.9%
Awareness campaigns 190 39.2%
Family/friends 128 26.4%
Are you interested in receiving more information about COVID-19? Yes 247 50.9%
No 238 49.1%