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Table 1 Sociodemographic factors of the respondents

From: Knowledge, attitude and perception of West Africans towards COVID-19: a survey to inform public health intervention

Variables   Number of respondents (%) Mean ± SE
Country of residence Nigeria 470 (42.5)  
Ghana 184 (16.6)
The Gambia 179 (16.2)
Senegal 75 (6.8)
Liberia 28 (2.5)
Other WAC 39 (3.5)
Outside WA 131 (11.8)
Gender Male 547 (49.5)  
Female 557 (50.5)
Age group  ≤ 20 43 (3.9)  
21 – 30 462 (41.8)
31 – 40 432 (39.1)
 ≥ 41 135 (12.2)
Mean Age   1071 32.14 ± 8.359
Educational status Senior Secondary 92 (8.3)  
Tertiary 1002 (90.6)
Vocational 9 (0.8)
Total years of formal education   1070 17.28 ± 4.374
Household size 1–3 282(26.3)  
4–6 563(52.5)
 > 6 228(21.2)
Mean household size   1073 5.33 ± 3.853
Area description Urban 693 (75.9)  
Rural 25 (2.6)
Suburban 196 (21.4)
Occupation Student 186 (16.8)  
Public/Private servant 714 (64.6)
Unemployed 74 (6.7)
Health Professionals 126 (11.4)
Marital Status Single 499 (46.5)  
Married 554 (51.7)
Others 19 (1.8)
Religious affiliation Christian 568 (80.3)  
Islam 125 (17.7)
Others 12 (2.0)
  1. WA West African, WAC West African Countries, Religious affiliation (Others): Traditional religion and no response; Marital status (Others): Divorced, widowed and separated