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Table 2 Number and amount of individuals that responded that they took the following measures to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 in Norway and Sweden

From: The COVID-19 pandemic in Norway and Sweden – threats, trust, and impact on daily life: a comparative survey

  Protect Yourself Protect Others
Norway (%) Sweden (%) Norway (%) Sweden (%)
Work from home 1759 (59) 213 (42) 1751 (58) 213 (42)
Avoid people that cough 2126 (71) 362 (71) a a
Cough in elbow hook or disposable handkerchief a a 2564 (85) 438 (86)
Hand-wash 2957 (99) 486 (96) 2947 (98) 498 (98)
Use gloves a a 832 (28) 103 (20)
Use face mask 86 (3) 7 (1) 105 (4) 13 (3)
Do not meet friends 2600 (87) 279 (55) 2619 (87) 297 (58)
Avoid public transportation 2472 (82) 366 (72) 2494 (83) 381 (75)
Stay home during my spare time 2622 (87) 362 (71) 2644 (88) 377 (74)
No special measure 11 (0.4) 8 (2) 9 (0.3) 3 (1)
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