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Table 2 Relation between fear of COVID-19 scale and socio-demographic factors

From: Fear of COVID-19 infection and its relation to depressive and anxiety symptoms among elderly population: online survey

Characteristic Fear of COVID-19 scale p value
Total score 17.7 ± 5.4  
Age groups
 60–64 17.5 ± 5.5  
 65–69 17.3 ± 5.4  
 70–74 17.8 ± 4.9  
 ≥ 75 20.3 ± 5.6 0.435
Sex
 Male 16.7 ± 5.6  
 Female 18.4 ± 5.2 0.750
Marital status
 Single 14.8 ± 2.8  
 Married 17.5 ± 5.6  
 Widow 18.9 ± 5.6  
 Divorced 16.8 ± 3.5 0.356
Education
 Not educated 22.7 ± 7.7  
 Primary/tertiary 21.6 ± 5.8  
 University 16.5 ± 4.9  
 Post-graduate 17.7 ± 5.3 0.001
Residence
 Country side 19.6 ± 6.5  
 Urban 17.6 ± 5.4 0.353
Living
 Alone 18.7 ± 5.3  
 With wife 18.1 ± 5.2  
 With wife and children 17.1 ± 5.6  
 With children 17.9 ± 5.6 0.584
Work
 No 18.2 ± 5.7  
 Yes 16.9 ± 5.1 0.178
Chronic disease
 No 17.1 ± 5.2  
 Yes 17.9 ± 5.6 0.311
Infected with corona
 No 17.2 ± 6.1  
 Yes 18.4 ± 5.2  
 Do not know 17.4 ± 4.7 0.497