Skip to main content

Table 1 Association between participants characteristics and their acceptance of COVID19 vaccine

From: Factors associated with the intention of Syrian adult population to accept COVID19 vaccination: a cross-sectional study

Variable Category Total N(%) Do Not Agree N(%) Agree N(%) Chi-Square
Sex Male 1219 (35.83) 656 (53.81) 563 (46.19) < 0.0001
Female 2183 (64.17) 1524 (69.81) 659 (30.19)  
Age > 30 1732 (50.91) 1196 (69.05) 536 (30.95) < 0.0001
18–30 1670 (49.09) 984 (58.92) 686 (41.08)  
Residency province West 1376 (40.45) 880 (63.95) 496 (36.05) 0.299
Northern-East 265 (7.79) 162 (61.13) 103 (38.87)  
Middle 594 (17.46) 369 (62.12) 225 (37.88)  
South 1167 (34.3) 769 (65.9) 398 (34.1)  
Region of residence Rural 973 (28.6) 596 (61.25) 377 (38.75) 0.03
Urban 2429 (71.4) 1584 (65.21) 845 (34.79)  
Marital status Married 1690 (49.68) 1168 (69.11) 522 (30.89) < 0.0001
Not married 1712 (50.32) 1012 (59.11) 700 (40.89)  
Having kids Yes 1535 (45.1) 1068 (69.58) 467 (30.42) < 0.0001
None 1867 (54.9) 1112 (59.56) 755 (40.44)  
Highest level of education Post-graduate 545 (16.02) 346 (63.49) 199 (36.51) 0.184
School 492 (14.46) 334 (67.89) 158 (32.11)  
High Education 2272 (66.78) 1436 (63.2) 836 (36.8)  
None 93 (2.73) 64 (68.82) 29 (31.18)  
Pre-coronavirus employment status Employed 1996 (58.67) 1278 (64.03) 718 (35.97) 0.94
Not employed 1406 (41.33) 902 (64.15) 504 (35.85)  
Employment change due to coronavirus Newly employed 114 (3.35) 71 (62.28) 43 (37.72) 0.453
Furlough 148 (4.35) 86 (58.11) 62 (41.89)  
Newly Unemployed 187 (5.5) 121 (64.71) 66 (35.29)  
None 2953 (86.8) 1902 (64.41) 1051 (35.59)  
Financial income Salary + Other 682 (20.05) 439 (64.37) 243 (35.63) 0.108
Freelancing 398 (11.7) 241 (60.55) 157 (39.45)  
Family 1354 (39.8) 853 (63) 501 (37)  
Salary only 968 (28.45) 647 (66.84) 321 (33.16)  
Healthcare worker Student 526 (15.46) 282 (53.61) 244 (46.39) < 0.0001
Yes 449 (13.2) 268 (59.69) 181 (40.31)  
No 2427 (71.34) 1630 (67.16) 797 (32.84)  
Smoking status Yes 1509 (44.36) 930 (61.63) 579 (38.37) 0.008
No 1893 (55.64) 1250 (66.03) 643 (33.97)  
Chronic medical conditions Yes 464 (13.64) 283 (60.99) 181 (39.01) 0.136
No 2938 (86.36) 1897 (64.57) 1041 (35.43)  
Fears about COVID-19 Yes 2229 (65.52) 1341 (60.16) 888 (39.84) < 0.0001
No 1173 (34.48) 839 (71.53) 334 (28.47)  
Perceived risk of contracting COVID-19 Likely 3243 (95.33) 2068 (63.77) 1175 (36.23) 0.087
Unlikely 159 (4.67) 112 (70.44) 47 (29.56)  
Perceived severity of effect of COVID-19 to one’s life Serious 1049 (30.83) 626 (59.68) 423 (40.32) < 0.0001
Not serious 2353 (69.17) 1554 (66.04) 799 (33.96)  
Had COVID-19? Yes, a positive test 170 (5) 112 (65.88) 58 (34.12) 0.079
No, a negative test 1646 (48.38) 1066 (64.76) 580 (35.24)  
May have had it but not been tested 161 (4.73) 88 (54.66) 73 (45.34)  
Not had it but not been tested 1425 (41.89) 914 (64.14) 511 (35.86)  
Beliefs on the origin of the virus Artificial/ Do not know 2711 (79.69) 1902 (70.16) 809 (29.84) < 0.0001
Natural 691 (20.31) 278 (40.23) 413 (59.77)  
General Vaccine Hesitancy Not hesitant 2545 (74.81) 1622 (63.7) 923 (36.3) 0.467
Hesitant 857 (25.19) 558 (65.1) 299 (34.9)  
Vaccination Knowledge 0 126 (3.7) 107 (84.92) 19 (15.08) < 0.0001
1 168 (4.94) 136 (80.95) 32 (19.05)  
2 371 (10.91) 290 (78.17) 81 (21.83)  
3 507 (14.9) 364 (71.79) 143 (28.21)  
4 489 (14.37) 330 (67.48) 159 (32.52)  
5 429 (12.61) 272 (63.4) 157 (36.6)  
6 436 (12.82) 252 (57.8) 184 (42.2)  
7 361 (10.61) 187 (51.8) 174 (48.2)  
8 280 (8.23) 143 (51.07) 137 (48.93)  
9 235 (6.91) 99 (42.13) 136 (57.87)  
Healthcare provider Never 467 (13.73) 319 (68.31) 148 (31.69) < 0.0001
Occasionally 197 (5.79) 145 (73.6) 52 (26.4)  
Sometimes 276 (8.11) 187 (67.75) 89 (32.25)  
Often 437 (12.85) 283 (64.76) 154 (35.24)  
Usually 554 (16.28) 363 (65.52) 191 (34.48)  
Always 1471 (43.24) 883 (60.03) 588 (39.97)  
Media Never 991 (29.13) 652 (65.79) 339 (34.21) 0.594
Occasionally 612 (17.99) 396 (64.71) 216 (35.29)  
Sometimes 490 (14.4) 317 (64.69) 173 (35.31)  
Often 555 (16.31) 343 (61.8) 212 (38.2)  
Usually 341 (10.02) 210 (61.58) 131 (38.42)  
Always 413 (12.14) 262 (63.44) 151 (36.56)  
Reliable resources Never 774 (22.75) 548 (70.8) 226 (29.2) < 0.0001
Occasionally 275 (8.08) 183 (66.55) 92 (33.45)  
Sometimes 364 (10.7) 245 (67.31) 119 (32.69)  
Often 469 (13.79) 311 (66.31) 158 (33.69)  
Usually 521 (15.31) 327 (62.76) 194 (37.24)  
Always 999 (29.37) 566 (56.66) 433 (43.34)