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Table 4 Average extra costs of each item during COVID-19 pandemic

From: Regression tree modelling to predict total average extra costs in household spending during COVID-19 pandemic

Items N (%)
N = 263
Cost (L.E.)/month
N* Min Max Mean (SD)
Do you use a mask?
 Yes 251 (95.3) 219 50 350 157.7 (70.9)
 No 12 (4.6)     
Do you buy face shield for kids?
 Yes 98 (37.3) 85 6.67 66.67 23.7 (12.3)
 No 66 (25.1)     
 Not applicable 99 (37.6)     
Has any of your family members been infected with COVID-19?
 Yes 69 (26.2) 60 16.67 2083.3 348.4 (344.5)
 No 194 (73.8)     
Have you spent an additional cost on hand washing soap since mid-March 2020?
 Yes 141 (53.6) 114 50 500 184.3 (132.7)
 No 122 (46.4)     
Has the additional cost been spent on surface disinfectants (chlorine) since mid-March 2020?
 Yes 185 (70.3) 148 30 300 110.41 (78.1)
 No 78 (29.7)     
Do you use hand sanitizers?
 Yes 247 (93.9) 197 15 400 72.7 (62.1)
 No 16 (6.1)     
Do you or any family member take medicines (vitamins) to prevent the emerging corona virus?
 Yes 141 (53.6) 113 40 400 135.9 (88.1)
 No 122 (46.4)     
Have you been using a mouth gargle since mid-March 2020 to prevent the emerging corona virus?
 Yes 26 (9.9) 24 20 110 56.6 (27.9)
 No 237 (90.1)     
Have you or any of your family members been subjected to a periodic examination or laboratory analysis since mid-March 2020 to ensure that there is no infection?
 Yes 33 (12.5) 28 100 600 338.3 (160.9)
 No 230 (87.5)     
Because of the corona case, do you use a Taxi or Uber instead of public transport, in order to avoid being in crowded places?
 Yes 116 (44.1) 104 75 1275 488.9 (401.6)
 No 147 (55.9)     
Were home delivery services used many times (before–after) the epidemic spread in Egypt?
 Yes–Yes 81 (30.8)     
 Yes–No 23 (8.7) 23 − 300 − 300 − 300
 No–No 105 (39.9)     
 No–Yes 54 (20.5) 54 300 300 300
Did you increase grocery spending after the outbreak of the epidemic in Egypt?
 Yes 99 (37.6) 93 100 2000 707.2 (530.7)
 No 164 (62.4)     
School expenses changes? **
 Increase 85 (62.04) 75 83.33 833.33 295.4 (199.8)
 No increase 52 (37.9)     
University expenses changes?***
 Increase 30 (44.7) 26 83.3 833.3 192.3 (205.2)
 No increase 37 (55.2)     
  1. N: total number of respondents N*: total number of respondents after trimming ** families have children at school *** families have students at university