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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and attitudes toward COVID-19 of neurological doctors and nurses

From: The mental health of neurological doctors and nurses in Hunan Province, China during the initial stages of the COVID-19 outbreak

Parameters Total (n = 612) Doctors (n = 317) Nurses (n = 295) P value
Sex
 Male 166 (27.1%) 160 (50.5%) 6 (2.0%) <  0.001
 Female 446 (72.9%) 157 (49.5%) 289 (98.0%)  
Age
 ≤ 40 years 489 (79.9%) 222 (70.0%) 267 (90.5%) <  0.001
 > 40 years 123 (20.1%) 95 (30.0%) 28 (9.5%)  
Education level
 Undergraduate or lower 432 (70.6%) 144 (45.4%) 288 (97.6%) <  0.001
 Graduate or higher 180 (29.4%) 173 (54.6%) 7 (2.4%)  
Marital status
 Married 506 (82.7%) 277 (87.4%) 229 (77.6%) 0.001
 Single 106 (17.3%) 40 (12.6%) 66 (22.4%)  
Title
 Senior 157 (25.7%) 132 (41.6%) 25 (8.5%) <  0.001
 Intermediate 208 (34.0%) 112 (35.3%) 96 (32.5%)  
 Junior or lower 247 (40.4%) 73 23.0%) 174 (59.0%)  
Do you think the department of neurology is a high-risk place for COVID-19?
 Yes 210 (34.3%) 94 (29.7%) 116 (39.3%) 0.002
 No 108 (17.6%) 71 (22.4%) 37 (12.5%)  
 Uncertain 294 (48.0%) 152 (47.9%) 142 (48.1%)  
Are your current precautions adequate to prevent infection?
 Yes 67 (10.9%) 37 (11.7%) 30 (10.2%) 0.293
 No 258 (42.2%) 141 (44.5%) 117 (39.7%)  
 Uncertain 287 (46.9%) 139 (43.8%) 148 (50.2%)  
Are you willing to treat or care for patients with COVID-19?
 Yes 298 (48.7%) 142 (44.8%) 156 (52.9%) <  0.001
 No 100 (16.3%) 75 (23.7%) 25 (8.5%)  
 Uncertain 214 (35.0%) 100 (31.5%) 114 (38.6%)  
 Probable Anxiety 100 (16.3%) 40 (12.6%) 60 (20.3%) 0.010
 Probable Depression 153 (25.0%) 64 (20.2%) 89 (30.2%) 0.004
  1. Abbreviations: COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019