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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants and the score of COVID-19 knowledge by demographic variables

From: A cross-sectional survey of knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) towards COVID-19 pandemic among the Syrian residents

Characteristics   Number of participants (%) Knowledge score (mean ± standard deviation) P value
Gender Male 262 (37.1) 3.46 ± 1.25 > 0.05
Female 444 (62.9) 3.59 ± 1.17
Age-group (years) 16–29 405 (57.4) 3.43 ± 1.16 < 0.05
30–49 204 (28.9) 3.71 ± 1.29
50+ 97 (13.7) 3.62 ± 1.15
Education Elementary School 3 (0.4) 2.00 ± 1.73 0.001
High school 61 (8.6) 3.08 ± 1.26
Degree 642 (90.9) 3.59 ± 1.18
Occupation Unemployed 62 (8.8) 3.54 ± 1.36 < 0.05
student 253 (35.8) 3.39 ± 1.10
Free lancer 75 (10.6) 3.76 ± 1.25
Employed 316 (44.8) 3.62 ± 1.23
Residents above 60 or younger than 16 in the house No 190 (26.9) 3.52 ± 1.12 > 0.05
Yes 516 (73.1) 3.55 ± 1.23
Knowledge of COVID-19 score   706 (100) 3.54 ± 1.20