Skip to main content

Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of HCWs at Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs in different regions of Saudi Arabia

From: Perception and attitude of healthcare workers in Saudi Arabia with regard to Covid-19 pandemic and potential associated predictors

  Central Region no.(%) Eastern Region no.(%) Western Region no.(%) Total no.(%)
Total 436 (51.7) 183 (21.7) 225 (26.7) 844 (100.0)
Gender
 Male 158 (36.2) 75 (41.0) 93 (41.3) 326 (38.6)
 Female 278 (63.8) 108 (59.0) 132 (58.7) 518 (61.4)
χ2 = 2.17, df = 2, p = 0.34
Age (years)
  ≤ 30 76 (17.4) 18 (9.8) 12 (5.3) 106 (12.6)
 30--45 253 (58.0) 103 (56.3) 142 (63.1) 498 (59.0)
  > 45 107 (24.5) 62 (33.9) 71 (31.6) 240 (28.4)
 x ± SD 38.9 ± 9.7 41.8 ± 8.9 42.0 ± 9.3 40.4 ± 9.5
χ2 = 24.62, df = 4, p < 0.001*
Marital Status
 Single 182 (41.7) 42 (23.0) 59 (26.2) 283 (33.5)
 Married 254 (58.3) 141 (77.0) 166 (73.8) 561 (66.5)
χ2 = 27.78, df = 2, p < 0.001*
Nationality
 Saudi 180 (41.3) 66 (36.1) 94 (41.8) 340 (40.3)
 Non Saudi 256 (58.7) 117 (63.9) 131 (58.2) 504 (59.7)
χ2 = 1.74, df = 2, p = 0.42
Education Level
 Diploma 58 (13.3) 29 (15.8) 40 (17.8) 127 (15.0)
 BS 284 (65.1) 103 (56.3) 120 (53.3) 507 (60.1)
 MS/PHD 94 (21.6) 51 (27.9) 65 (28.9) 210 (24.9)
χ2 = 10.12, df = 4, p = 0.039
Job title
 Physician/dentist/pharmacist 106 (24.3) 49 (26.8) 66 (29.3) 221 (26.2)
 Nursing 189 (43.3) 57 (31.1) 94 (41.8) 340 (40.3)
 Technician 47 (10.8) 36 (19.7) 23 (10.2) 106 (12.5)
 Administrative 94 (21.6) 41 (22.4) 42 (18.7) 177 (21.0)
χ2 = 16.66, df = 6, p = 0.011*
Direct patient contact
 Yes 248 (56.9) 121 (66.1) 131 (58.2) 500 (59.2)
 No 188 (43.1) 62 (33.9) 94 (41.8) 344 (40.8)
χ2 = 4.69, df = 2, p = 0.10
Any family member/colleague/ friend tested positive for Covid-19
 yes 24 (5.5) 3 (1.6) 17 (7.6) 44 (5.2)
 No/Don’t know 412 (94.5) 180 (98.4) 208 (92.4) 800 (94.8)
χ2 = 7.30, df = 2, p = 0.026*
Status of living
 Alone 78 (17.9) 33 (18.0) 51 (22.7) 162 (19.2)
 With others 358 (82.1) 150 (82.0) 174 (77.3) 682 (80.8)
χ2 = 2.39, df = 2, p = 0.30
  1. χ2 Pearson Chi-square test, df degree of freedom, BS Bachelor of Science, MS Master of Science, PHD Doctor of Philosophy
\