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Table 1 The demographic characteristics of the respondents

From: Psychological status and behavior changes of the public during the COVID-19 epidemic in China

VariableNumber (Total, n = 608)Proportion (%)
GenderMale25141.3
Female35758.7
Age group (years)Below 18 (including 18)345.6
19–3932152.8
40–4914924.5
50–699916.3
Above 70 (including 70)50.8
OccupationGovernment, enterprises and institutions13622.4
Worker12320.2
Student11819.4
Businessman589.5
Medical staff589.5
Unemployed274.4
Other8814.5
Education levelPrimary school degree50.8
Junior high school degree548.9
High school degree8013.2
College degree38964.0
Master or doctor degree8013.2
City or regionHubei province6110.0
Guangdong province26443.4
 Other province or regions28346.5
History of epidemiological exposureaYes599.7
No54990.3
Someone around you diagnosed as (suspected) epidemiological carrierYes193.1
No58996.9
Someone around you who is a medical staff withstanding SARIbYes28146.2
No22753.8
  1. a History of epidemiological exposure means he/she has ever been to any epidemic area in Hubei, or been exposed to people there
  2. bSARI severe acute respiratory infection