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Table 3 Association between personal protective measures and sex among pedestrians in Ahvaz

From: Mask use among pedestrians during the Covid-19 pandemic in Southwest Iran: an observational study on 10,440 people

Variables Male n (%) Female n (%) Total n (%) p-value*
Type of face mask
Surgical mask 1741 (63.7) 1289 (64.2) 3030 (63.8) 0.44
Cloth mask 540 (19.7) 400 (19.9) 940 (19.8)
Filtered mask 446 (16.3) 285 (14.2) 731 (15.4)
Other 8 (0.3) 35 (1.7) 43 (0.9)
Total 2735 (100) 2009 (100) 4744 (100)
How to use facemask
Correct use 2020 (73.9) 1566 (78.0) 3586 (75.6) 0.017
Uncovered mouth and/or nose 391 (14.3) 207 (10.3) 598 (12.6)
Inside-out 267 (9.7) 203 (10.1) 470 (9.9)
Upside-down 58 (2.1) 32 (1.7) 90 (1.9)
Total 2735 (100) 2009 (100) 4744 (100)
Gloves use
Yes 48 (0.7) 128 (3.6) 176 (1.7) < 0.001
No 6778 (99.3) 3460 (96.4) 10,238 (98.3)
Total 6826 (100) 3588 (100) 10,414 (100)
Shield use
Yes 18 (0.3) 17 (0.5) 35 (0.3) 0.036
No 7054 (99.7) 3319 (99.5) 10,373 (99.7)
Total 7072 (100) 3336 (100) 10,408 (100)
  1. *The P values used in this table were obtained by chi-square test