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Table 2 Relationship between COVID-19-related perception and depressive symptoms

From: Prevalence and its associated factors of depressive symptoms among Chinese college students during the COVID-19 pandemic

Variables N (%) Depressive symptoms χ2 P-value
No, n (%) Yes, n (%)
Information sources 6.883 0.009
  ≤ 3 749 (44.6) 297 (39.7) 452 (60.3)   
  ≥ 4 932 (55.4) 429 (46.0) 503 (54.0)   
Fear of COVID-19 27.439 < 0.001
 No 602 (35.8) 311 (51.7) 291 (48.3)   
 Yes 1079 (64.2) 415 (38.5) 664 (61.5)   
Affected by global pandemic 19.558 < 0.001
 Moderate 400 (23.8) 211 (52.8) 189 (47.3)   
 High 1281 (76.2) 515 (40.2) 766 (59.8)   
Influence on social interaction 13.671 < 0.001
 No 1048 (62.3) 489 (46.7) 559 (53.3)   
 Yes 633 (37.7) 237 (37.4) 396 (62.6)