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Table 4 Unadjusted and adjusted coefficients and 95% confidence intervals (CI) of factors associated with perceived risk of contracting Coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) among SSAs living in the diaspora

From: Risk perception of COVID-19 among sub-Sahara Africans: a web-based comparative survey of local and diaspora residents

Variables Unadjusted Coefficient 95% CI Adjusted Coefficient 95% CI
Demography
Age category in years
  18–28 0.00  
  29–38 −0.54 −3.68, 2.60   
  39–48 −2.45 −6.00, 1.09   
  49+ 1.75 −3.09, 6.59   
Sex
  Males 0.00  
  Females −2.08 −4.70, 0.53   
Marital status
  Married 0.00  
  Not married 0.12 −2.50, 2.74   
Education status
  Postgraduate Degree (Masters /PhD) 0.00  
  Bachelor’s degree −0.35 −3.13, 2.44   
  Secondary/Primary −0.97 −5.81, 3.87   
Employment status
  Employed 0.00  
  Unemployed 1.04 −1.76, 3.84   
Religion
  Christianity 0.00  
  Others −0.77 −6.84, 5.30   
Occupation
  Non-health care sector 0.00  
  Health care sector 0.53 −2.68, 3.75   
Household factors
 Do you live alone during COVID-19
  No 0.00  
  Yes 0.30 −3.09, 3.70   
 Number living together
   < 3 people 0.00  
  4–6 people −1.43 −5.55, 2.70   
  6+ people 2.38 −2.15, 6.92   
Public Attitude towards COVID-19 mitigation measures
Self-isolation
  No 0.00  
  Yes −0.16 −2.10, 1.78   
Home quarantined
  No 0.00  
  Yes 0.70 −1.32, 2.72   
Feeling about the self-isolation
  Anxious
   No 0.00  
   Yes −1.98 −5.13, 1.16   
  Bored
   No 0.00  
   Yes 0.23 −3.22, 3.67   
  Frustrated
   No 0.00  
   Yes −0.67 −3.65, 2.31   
  Angry
   No 0.00  
   Yes −2.11 −5.98, 1.77 0.00  
Knowledge scorea 2.36 1.97, 2.75 1.79 1.16, 2.41
Attitude scorea 0.99 0.81, 1.17 0.30 0.02, 0.58
  1. COVID-19 Coronavirus diseases 2019
  2. acontinuous variables
  3. Confidence intervals (CIs) not including 0 are significant variables