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Association between being a vulnerable population and low level of knowledge about COVID-19 in 17 cities of Peru at the beginning of the pandemic
Boletin de Malariologia y Salud Ambiental ; 61:61-69, 2021.
Article in Spanish | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1395885
ABSTRACT
Knowledge is key to face any disease, but there are few baseline studies from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The objective was to determine the association between being a vulnerable population and the low knowledge of the population in 17 Peruvian cities at the beginning of the pandemic. Knowledge was measured using a nine-question scale, which asks about the mechanism, symptoms and consequences;this was crosschecked against socio-demographic variables using analytical statistics. Of the 3913 respondents, the lowest knowledge was about how to react to cold symptoms and what treatment a person with an initial non-severe coronavirus infection should follow (37% and 53% correct answers;respectively). In the multivariate analysis, those who had lower percentages of a poor level of knowledge of the disease were those with higher education (aPR 0.74;95%CI 0.62-0.88;p-value=0.001), among those with some postgraduate studies (aPR 0.59;95%CI 0.43-0.68;p-value<0.001), among those who were part of the health personnel (aPR 0.15;95%CI 0.05-0.46;p-value=0.001) and among women (aPR 0.84;95%CI 0.73-0.96;p-value=0.009), on the other hand, the older the age, the worse the level of knowledge of the disease (aPR 1.012;95%CI 1.005-1.018;p-value=0.001), adjusted by 4 variables. There was a low level of knowledge in some aspects and this is associated with some specific characteristics according to being considered a vulnerable population. © 2021 Instituto de Altos Estudios de Salud Publica. All rights reserved.

Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Scopus Country/Region as subject: South America / Peru Language: Spanish Journal: Boletin de Malariologia y Salud Ambiental Year: 2021 Document Type: Article

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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Scopus Country/Region as subject: South America / Peru Language: Spanish Journal: Boletin de Malariologia y Salud Ambiental Year: 2021 Document Type: Article