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Table 3 Knowledge towards COVID-19 among healthcare workers of Illu Aba Bor and Buno Bedelle Zones, Southwest Ethiopia, 2020

From: COVID – 19 related knowledge and preventive practices early in the outbreak among health care workers in selected public health facilities of Illu aba Bor and Buno Bedelle zones, Southwest Ethiopia

Knowledge questions Category Frequency Percent
COVID-19 is a virus infection Yes 320 97
No 10 3.0
COVID-19 is transmitted by close contact with the infected person Yes 300 90.9
No 30 9.1
Know common modes of transmission Yes 322 97.6
No 8 2.4
The incubation period is 14 days Yes 253 76.7
No 77 23.3
Fever, cough, sore throats, and shortness of breath are common symptoms of COVID-19 Yes 323 97.9
No 7 2.1
The isolation period is two weeks Yes 291 88.2
No 39 11.8
COVID-19 vaccine is available on markets Yes 67 20.3
No 263 79.7
Antibiotics are the first-line treatment Yes 98 29.7
No 232 70.3
Frequent hands wash with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub and using face masks can help in the prevention of disease transmission Yes 306 92.7
No 24 7.3
Patients with underlying chronic diseases are at a higher risk of infection and death Yes 302 91.5
No 28 8.5
Healthcare workers are at a higher risk of infection Yes 311 94.2
No 19 5.8
COVID-19 could be fatal Yes 251 76.1
No 79 23.9
Knowledge Poor 22 6.7
Good 308 93.3
Mean ± SD knowledge score
Mean ± SD 9.0 4 ± 1.06
  1. SD Standard deviation