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Table 3 Risk Perception 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

Dimension Risk perception scores (Mean ± SD) Risk perception score > 3 [N (%)]
Total High-risk Area Other Region p Total High-risk Area Other Region p
Susceptibility 2.76 ± 0.76 2.88 ± 0.75 2.71 ± 0.76 < 0.001 830(29.2) 323 (35.3) 507 (26.3) < 0.001
I am very likely to be infected 2.35 ± 0.98 2.36 ± 0.98 2.35 ± 0.98 0.660 345 (12.1) 113 (12.3) 232 (12.0) 0.802
I will be infected if in the same room with a patient 3.43 ± 1.11 3.44 ± 1.11 3.43 ± 1.11 0.698 1543 (54.3) 500 (54.6) 1043 (54.0) 0.763
The epidemic is serious in my community 2.50 ± 1.11 2.83 ± 1.18 2.35 ± 1.05 0.000 527 (18.5) 257 (28.1) 270 (14.0) < 0.001
Severity 4.25 ± 0.62 4.30 ± 0.59 4.23 ± 0.63 0.002 2685 (94.4) 870 (95.1) 1815 (94.0) 0.260
The spread of COVID-19 is very wide 4.43 ± 0.82 4.50 ± 0.77 4.39 ± 0.83 0.000 2527 (88.8) 834 (91.1) 1693 (87.7) 0.007
The outbreak is very serious 4.30 ± 0.82 4.38 ± 0.78 4.56 ± 0.69 0.000 2456 (86.4) 821 (89.7) 1635 (84.7) < 0.001
It has high mortality 4.13 ± 0.94 4.18 ± 0.90 4.11 ± 0.95 0.076 2253 (79.2) 745 (81.4) 1508 (78.1) 0.044
Health impact is very serious if infected 4.15 ± 0.85 4.16 ± 0.86 4.15 ± 0.84 0.789 2363 (83.1) 767 (83.8) 1596 (82.7) 0.453
Controllability 3.37 ± 0.87 3.38 ± 0.84 3.37 ± 0.89 0.717 1655 (58.2) 551 (60.2) 1104 (57.2) 0.128
It is difficult to treat 3.53 ± 0.96 3.54 ± 0.96 3.53 ± 0.97 0.908 1642 (57.7) 526 (57.5) 1116 (57.8) 0.865
The spread of COVID-19 is difficult to control 3.21 ± 1.09 3.22 ± 1.06 3.20 ± 1.10 0.641 1209 (42.5) 390 (42.6) 819 (42.4) 0.925