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Table 2 COVID-19 knowledge 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

Question Respondents answering questions correctly p
Total High-risk Area Other Regions
n % n % n %
What is COVID-19?
 COVID-19 is different from influenza 1540 54.1 474 51.8 1066 55.2 0.086
 There is no special treatment, but many symptoms can be managed 2152 75.6 699 76.4 1453 75.3 0.520
Symptoms of COVID-19?
 Generally include fever (some not), fatigue, dry cough, and dyspnea 2757 96.9 892 97.5 1865 96.6 0.219
 Most have mild to moderate symptoms, but a few serious even die 2185 76.8 694 75.8 1491 77.3 0.406
Transmission route?
 COVID-19 can be transmitted from person to person 2734 96.1 882 96.4 1848 95.8 0.417
 COVID-19 virus can spread through breathing and droplets 2730 96.0 880 96.2 1854 96.1 0.885
Preventive measures?
 Avoid crowded places 2721 95.6 878 96.0 1843 95.5 0.571
 Wear a face mask in public places 2728 95.9 886 96.8 1842 95.4 0.081
 Wash hands frequently 2777 97.6 892 97.5 1885 97.7 0.767
 Maintain regular ventilation at home 2638 92.7 850 92.9 1788 92.6 0.808
 Early detection, diagnosis, treatment and isolation 2658 93.4 856 93.6 1802 93.4 0.853
All questions 982 34.5 314 34.3 668 34.6 0.877