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Table 2 Knowledge score of the respondents and multiple linear regression on factors associated with COVID-19 knowledge

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

Variables   Knowledge score (%) Coefficients ± SE p -value
Country of residence Nigeria 68.50 ± 8.23 -0.649 ± 0.137 0.000
Ghana 68.33 ± 7.57  
The Gambia 69.06 ± 8.68  
Senegal 66.86 ± 8.39  
Liberia 69.47 ± 8.86  
Other WAC 62.03 ± 8.70  
Outside WA 70.49 ± 7.75  
Gender Male 67.88 ± 8.72 0.388 ± 0.635 0.32
Female 68.44 ± 8.20  
Age group  ≤ 20 68.37 ± 7.94 0.395 ± 0.319 0.86
21 – 30 68.27 ± 8.89  
31 – 40 67.90 ± 8.31  
41 and above 68.63 ± 7.61  
Area description Urban 69.58 ± 8.33 0.444 ± 0.373 0.05
Rural 69.36 ± 8.11  
Suburban 68.01 ± 8.11  
Religious affiliation Christian 67.83 ± 9.61 1.010 ± 0.645 0.75
Islam 69.77 ± 9.46  
Others 29.29 ± 3.57  
Educational status Senior Secondary 29.30 ± 3.63 2.104 ± 1.475 0.07
Tertiary 33.50 ± 3.32  
Vocational 29.67 ± 3.64  
Occupation Student 29.19 ± 3.58 2.104 ± 1.475 0.06
Public/Private servant 28.00 ± 4.63  
Unemployed 29.70 ± 3.51  
Health Professionals 68.31 ± 8.61  
Marital Status Single 67.98 ± 8.31 -0.187 ± 0.660 0.63
Married 69.65 ± 7.65  
  1. WA West African, WAC West African Countries; Religion (Others): Traditional religion and no response; Marital status (Others): Divorced, widowed and separated