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Table 3 Relation between anxiety subscale of HADS and socio-demographic factors

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

Characteristic Anxiety subscale p value
Total score 5 (1–20)
Age groups
 60–64 4 (1–20)  
 65–69 6 (1–16)  
 70–74 3 (1–18)  
 ≥ 75 10 (2–19) 0.136
Sex
 Male 3 (1–20)  
 Female 6 (1–20) 0.016
Marital status
 Single 3 (2–13)  
 Married 5 (1–20)  
 Widow 6 (1–19)  
 Divorced 3 (2–10) 0.146
Education
 Not educated 10 (1–20)  
 Primary/tertiary 11 (3–20)  
 University 4 (1–17)  
 Post-graduate 5 (1–16) < 0.001
Residence
 Country side 5 (2–18)  
 Urban 5 (1–20) 0.659
Living
 Alone 5 (2–19)  
 With wife 5 (1–20)  
 With wife and children 5 (1–20)  
 With children 5 (1–18) 0.864
Work
 No 5 (1–20)  
 Yes 5 (1–17) 0.466
Chronic disease
 No 4 (1–17)  
 Yes 5 (1–20) 0.187
Infected with corona
 No 4 (1–20)  
 Yes 6 (1–20)  
 Do not know 7 (1–17) 0.063