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Table 2 COVID-19 related knowledge and trust in information sources among people living with HIV experiencing less or greater COVID-19 related disruptions

From: Trust in health information sources and its associations with COVID-19 disruptions to social relationships and health services among people living with HIV

  Less COVID-19 Disruptions
N = 242
Greater COVID-19 Disruptions
N = 217
 
N % N % X2 t
COVID-19 Related Knowledgea
 Antibiotics can cure coronavirus. [F] 132 55 101 46 2.9  
 People of all ages can become infected with the coronavirus. [T] 232 96 203 94 1.2  
 Coronavirus has been around a long time and only recently came to the USA. [F] 64 26 52 24 0.3  
 Eating garlic can lower your chances of getting infected with the coronavirus. [F] 106 43 95 43 0.1  
 Coronavirus is no different than a bad case of the flu. [F] 126 52 117 54 0.2  
 Most people who are infected with the coronavirus recover from it. [T] 156 65 117 54 5.2*  
 Antibiotics can be used to prevent infection from the coronavirus. [F] 109 45 81 37 2.8  
 The coronavirus can be cured with a drug used to treat Malaria.[F] 95 39 90 41 0.2  
 COVID-19 Related Knowledge [mean, SD] 4.2 2.2 3.9 2.2    1.2
Trust in Governmentb
 How much do you trust that the Government is doing all it can to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
  Completely trust 58 24 44 20 1.7  
  Somewhat/slightly trust 67 27 71 33   
  Not at all trust 117 48 102 47   
  Mean [SD] 0.81 0.92 .78 0.88   0.3
Trust in COVID-19 Information Sourcesb
 How much do you trust information from the CDC about COVID-19?
  Completely trust 131 54 87 40 9.3**  
  Somewhat/slightly trust 68 28 84 39   
  Not at all trust 43 18 46 21   
 Mean [SD] 1.55 0.99 1.35 0.92   2.1*
 How much do you trust information from the State Department of Public Health about COVID-19?
  Completely trust 118 26 85 18 4.3  
  Somewhat/slightly trust 81 34 82 38   
  Not at all trust 43 18 49 23   
  Mean [SD] 1.43 0.92 1.29 0.95   1.6
 How much do you trust information you are seeing online or in social media about COVID-19?
  Completely trust 59 13 64 30 1.6  
  Somewhat/slightly trust 106 44 90 42   
  Not at all trust 77 32 62 13   
  Mean [SD] 0.96 0.81 1.07 0.88   1.4
  1. Note: a F false, T true, number and percent correctly responding; bresponses coded 0 = Not at all trust, 3 = Completely trust