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Table 2 Risk factors and epidemiological data (N = 510)

From: Increased psychological distress after the lifting of COVID-19 lockdown in the Saudi population: a cross-sectional study

Dimension/factor N %
COVID-19-like symptoms during the past 14 daysa
 Headache 158 31.0
 Myalgia 98 19.2
 Nasal congestion 61 12.0
 Sore throat 57 11.2
 Vertigo 47 9.2
 Shortness of breath 40 7.8
 Diarrhea 39 7.6
 Fever > 1 day 25 4.9
 Dry cough 19 3.7
 Other digestive complaints 2 0.4
 Anosmia-Ageusia 1 0.2
Number of COVID-19-like symptoms
 None 284 55.7
 1 83 16.3
 2 61 12.0
 3+ 82 16.1
Direct contact with a confirmed case 39 7.6
Indirect contact with a confirmed case 40 7.8
Contact with the suspect case 51 10.0
Contact with contaminated material 13 2.5
Not sure 146 28.6
Self-reported overall physical health
 Poor 5 1.0
 Below moderate 23 4.5
 Moderate 92 18.0
 Optimal 144 28.2
 Excellent 246 48.2
Chronic disease 70 13.7
Psychiatric comorbidityb 58 11.4
Clinic or physician consultation in the past 14 days 121 23.7
Hospitalization in the past 14 days 4 0.8
Screening for COVID-19 in the past 14 days 52 10.2
Quarantined in the past 14 days 36 7.1
COVID-19 related death or ICU admission in the acquaintances 210 41.2
  1. aA participant may experience more than one symptom
  2. bPsychiatric history is detailed in Table 3