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Table 5 Perceptions of susceptibility to COVID-19 and the extent of anxiety (N = 723)

From: Risk perception regarding the COVID-19 outbreak among the general population: a comparative Middle East survey

Perception of susceptibility to Coronavirus COVID-19 and extent of anxiety n %
Do you think that you will contract COVID-19 in the coming year if you do not take any preventive measures?
 Certainly not 27 3.7%
 Probably not 63 8.7%
 Perhaps yes-perhaps no 345 47.7%
 Probably yes 141 19.5%
 Most certainly 147 20.3%
Suppose you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or the vaccine is not available. What do you think your chance of contracting the disease in the coming year is?
 Very small chance 60 8.3%
 Small chance 90 12.4%
 Not small - not large 288 39.8%
 Large chance 228 31.5%
 Very large chance 57 7.9%
How concerned are you about contracting COVID-19?
 Not at all concerned 30 4.1%
 Not concerned 48 6.6%
 Slightly concerned 267 36.9%
 Concerned 252 34.9%
 Very concerned 126 17.4%
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