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Table 6 Comparison of knowledge regarding COVID-19 between the two groups

From: Anxiety and depression among epilepsy patients in low-risk areas for COVID-19 in the northern part of Guizhou Province, China, during the COVID-19 pandemic

Question Epilepsy patients
n = 200
Healthy controls
n = 200
χ2 P
Correct
n (%)
Correct
n (%)
  
The source of infection is confirmed patients and asymptomatic infections. 175 (87.5) 191 (95.5) 8.229 0.004
Mainly transmitted through respiratory droplets and contact 197 (98.5) 199 (99.5) 1.010 0.315
People are generally susceptible to infection. 187 (93.5) 190 (95.0) 0.415 0.519
Highly contagious and fast transmission 198 (99) 199 (99.5) 0.336 0.562
Infection can be effectively reduced by frequently washing hands and wearing masks. 199 (99.5) 198 (99.0) 0.336 0.562
Family gatherings can infect each other. 183 (91.5) 188 (94.0) 0.929 0.335
The incubation period of the disease is 1–14 days, mostly 3–7 days. 187 (93.5) 193 (96.6) 1.895 0.169
Most of the infected people are characterized by fever, fatigue and dry cough. 199 (99.5) 200 (100) 1.003 0.317
Most of the patients have a good prognosis and a few are in critical condition. 185 (92.5) 194 (97.0) 4.071 0.044
Suspected cases can only be excluded if the respiratory pathogen nucleic acid test is negative for two consecutive times (the sampling time is at least 1 day apart). 140 (70) 171 (85.5) 13.888 0
Suspected and confirmed cases should be isolated and treated in designated hospitals with effective isolation and protective conditions. 197 (98.5) 200 (100) 3.023 0.082
When you have a fever during the epidemic period, you are not allowed to take antipyretic drugs on your own. 180 (90) 184 (92.0) 0.488 0.485
75% of alcohol can effectively inactivate the virus. 167 (83.5) 190 (95.0) 13.784 0
84 disinfectant can effectively inactivate virus 166 (83) 159 (79.5) 0.804 0.370