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Table 1 Sociodemographic Characteristics of Respondents

From: The impacts of knowledge, risk perception, emotion and information on citizens’ protective behaviors during the outbreak of COVID-19: a cross-sectional study in China

Characteristics Total High-Risk Areas Other Regions p
n = 2845 % n = 915 % n = 1930 %
Residency        < 0.001
 Rural 1462 51.4 579 63.3 883 45.8  
 Urban 1383 48.6 336 39.6 1047 54.2  
Gender        0.028
 Male 1188 41.8 409 44.7 779 40.4  
 Female 1657 58.2 506 55.3 1151 59.6  
Age (years)        < 0.001
  < 25 1204 42.3 399 43.6 805 41.7  
 25–40 1233 43.3 419 45.8 814 42.2  
  > 40 408 14.3 97 10.6 311 16.1  
Education        < 0.001
 No university degree 879 30.9 337 36.8 542 28.1  
 University degree 1966 69.1 578 63.2 1388 71.9  
Marital status        0.189
 Not married 1535 54.0 510 55.7 1025 53.1  
 Married 1310 46.0 405 44.3 905 46.9  
Living with vulnerable people        0.758
 No 813 28.6 258 28.2 555 28.8  
 Yes 2032 71.4 657 71.8 1375 71.2  
Self-reported health        0.351
 Poor 769 27.0 237 25.9 532 27.6  
 Good 1073 73.0 678 74.1 1398 72.4