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Table 6 Distribution of each perceptions 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 (%)
Do you think the newly discovered COVID-19 vaccine may have side effects?
 Yes 1477 (89.1) 822 (89.2) 655 (89.0) .011 1 .918
 No 181 (10.9) 100 (10.8) 81 (11.0)    
Do you think that if everyone in the society maintains the preventive measures, the COVID-19 pandemic can be eradicated without vaccination?
 Yes 930 (56.1) 527 (57.2) 403 (54.8) .960 1 .327
 No 728 (43.9) 395 (42.8) 333 (45.2)    
Who should have been vaccinated, do you think?
 Those who have not yet been infected 398 (24.0) 241 (26.1) 157 (21.3) 13.29 3 .004
 People infected with COVID-19 374 (22.6) 224 (24.3) 150 (20.4)    
 Newly recovered from COVID-19 25 (1.5) 15 (1.6) 10 (1.4)    
 Everyone 861 (51.9) 442 (47.9) 419 (56.9)    
Which population groups should be prioritized for vaccinations, you think?
 General public 452 (27.3) 240 (26.0) 212 (28.8) 12.12a 5 .029
 Health worker 1010 (60.9) 555 (60.2) 455 (61.8)    
 Public/ private employee 46 (2.8) 33 (3.6) 13 (1.8)    
 Teacher/ student 98 (5.9) 59 (6.4) 39 (5.3)    
 Garment worker 47 (2.8) 30 (3.3) 17 (2.3)    
 Businessman 5 (.3) 5 (.5) 0 (.0)    
Do you think the vaccine should be administered free of charge in Bangladesh?
 Yes 1577 (95.1) 868 (94.1) 709 (96.3) 4.22 1 .040
 No 81 (4.9) 54 (5.9) 27 (3.7)    
Would you afford the vaccine at your own expense if it was not provided free by the government, do you think?
 Yes 1084 (65.4) 593 (64.3) 491 (66.7) 1.04 1 .308
 No 574 (34.6) 329 (35.7) 245 (33.3)    
  1. Note: aFisher’s exact test; Bold indicates significant