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Table 5 Distribution of each attitudes item and sex difference

From: Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions towards COVID-19 vaccinations: a cross-sectional community survey in Bangladesh

Variables Total Male Female χ2 df p-value
n (%) n (%) n (%)
The newly discovered COVID-19 vaccine is safe.
 Disagree 78 (4.7) 50 (5.4) 28 (3.8) 14.60 2 .001
 Undecided 1157 (69.8) 608 (65.9) 549 (74.6)    
 Agree 423 (25.5) 264 (28.6) 159 (21.6)    
The COVID-19 vaccine is essential for us.
 Disagree 70 (4.2) 47 (5.1) 23 (3.1) 4.17 2 .124
 Undecided 363 (21.9) 196 (21.3) 167 (22.7)    
 Agree 1225 (73.9) 679 (73.6) 546 (74.2)    
I will take the COVID-19 vaccine without any hesitation, if it is available in Bangladesh.
 Disagree 168 (10.1) 113 (12.3) 55 (7.5) 11.43 2 .003
 Undecided 519 (31.3) 272 (29.5) 247 (33.6)    
 Agree 971 (58.6) 537 (58.2) 434 (59.0)    
I will also encourage my family/friends/relatives to get vaccinated.
 Disagree 112 (6.8) 80 (8.7) 32 (4.3) 12.25 2 .002
 Undecided 460 (27.7) 253 (27.4) 207 (28.1)    
 Agree 1086 (65.5) 589 (63.9) 497 (67.5)    
It is not possible to reduce the incidence of COVID-19 without vaccination.
 Disagree 225 (13.6) 154 (16.7) 71 (9.6) 17.86 2 <.001
 Undecided 381 (23.0) 210 (22.8) 171 (23.2)    
 Agree 1052 (63.4) 558 (60.5) 494 (67.1)    
The COVID-19 vaccine should be distributed fairly to all of us.
 Disagree 31 (1.9) 21 (2.3) 10 (1.4) 2.00 2 .369
 Undecided 150 (9.0) 85 (9.2) 65 (8.8)    
 Agree 1477 (89.1) 816 (88.5) 661 (89.8)    
  1. Note: Bold indicates significant