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Table 3 Healthy practice among the studied cases and according to residence

From: Egyptian school children awareness and precautions in Covid19 pandemic: a cross sectional survey study

Variables Correct responses rates
All cases
(N = 708)
Residence P value
Urban
(N = 576)
Non-urban
(N = 132)
1. Hand washing directly when coming from outside most of the times 665 (93.9%) 550 (95.5%) 115 (87.1%) < 0.001*#
2. Hand washing before and after eating most of the times 611 (86.3%) 496 (86.1%) 115 (87.1%) 0.761#
3. Covering nose and mouth while coughing or sneezing 617 (87.1%) 505 (87.7%) 112 (84.8%) 0.382#
4. Wearing mask outside home 480 (67.8%) 399 (69.3%) 81 (61.4%) 0.079#
5. Keeping social distance for most of the time 555 (78.4%) 456 (79.2%) 99 (75.0%) 0.294#
6. Greeting others without handshaking or kisses 647 (91.4%) 534 (92.7%) 113 (85.6%) 0.009*#
7. Avoid using tools of others 606 (85.6%) 503 (87.3%) 103 (78.0%) 0.006*#
8. Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits daily 513 (72.5%) 419 (72.7%) 94 (71.2%) 0.722#
9. Regular exposure to the sun 321 (45.3%) 249 (43.2%) 72 (54.5%) 0.018*#
10. Follow the instruction of staying at home 609 (86.0%) 506 (87.8%) 103 (78.0%) 0.003*#
Practice score, Mean ± SD 79.4 ± 20.9 80.2 ± 19.5 76.3 ± 26.1 ^0.111
Practice score grade
 < 50 53 (7.5%) 36 (6.3%) 17 (12.9%) 0.009*#
 ≥ 50 655 (92.5%) 540 (93.8%) 115 (87.1%)  
  1. Bold values indicate significance of the data
  2. Data presented as frequency (percent) unless mentioned otherwise
  3. #Chi square test
  4. §Fishers Exact test
  5. *Significant (< 0.050)
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