Table 2

Adherence to preventive measures

Haut-Katanga (n=425)Kasai-Central (n=903)Kasai-Oriental (n=619)Kinshasa (n=830)Nord-Kivu (n=491)Total (n=3268)
Physical distancing 1.5–2 m, n (%)
 No338 (79.5)359 (39.8)442 (71.4)166 (20.0)59 (12.0)1364 (41.7)
 Yes87 (20.5)544 (60.2)177 (28.6)664 (80.0)432 (88.0)1904 (58.3)
Use of face mask, n (%)
 No348 (81.9)806 (89.3)515 (83.2)43 (5.2)77 (15.7)1789 (54.7)
 Yes71 (16.7)41 (4.5)87 (14.1)764 (92.0)389 (79.2)1352 (41.4)
 NA*6 (1.4)56 (6.2)17 (2.7)23 (2.8)25 (5.1)127 (3.9)
Coughing or sneezing in the crease of the elbow, n (%)
 No315 (74.1)223 (24.7)372 (60.1)153 (18.4)71 (14.5)1134 (34.7)
 Yes110 (25.9)680 (75.3)247 (39.9)677 (81.6)420 (85.5)2134 (65.3)
Coughing by covering mouth/nose with a disposable handkerchief, n (%)
 No323 (76.0)863 (95.6)510 (82.4)279 (33.6)106 (21.6)2081 (63.7)
 Yes102 (24.0)40 (4.4)109 (17.6)551 (66.4)385 (78.4)1187 (36.3)
Temperature measurement, n (%)
 No350 (82.4)845 (93.6)514 (83.0)525 (63.3)164 (33.4)2398 (73.4)
 Yes75(17.6)58 (6.4)105 (17.0)305 (36.7)327 (66.6)870 (26.6)
Regular handwashing, n (%)
 No243 (57.2)39 (4.3)133 (21.5)44 (5.3)42 (8.6)501 (15.3)
 Yes182 (42.8)864 (95.7)486 (78.5)786 (94.7)449 (91.4)2767 (84.7)
Use of alcohol-based hand sanitiser, n (%)
 No82 (19.3)848 (93.9)308 (49.8)224 (27.0)111 (22.6)1573 (48.1)
 Yes343 (80.7)55 (6.1)311 (50.2)606 (73.0)380 (77.4)1695 (51.9)
Avoid touching mouth, eyes and nose, n (%)
 No337 (79.3)287 (31.8)420 (67.9)239 (28.8)105 (21.4)1388 (42.5)
 Yes88 (20.7)616 (68.2)199 (32.1)591 (71.2)386 (78.6)188 (57.5)
Disinfect phone, n (%)
 No388 (91.3)865 (95.8)466 (75.3)478 (57.6)258 (52.5)2455 (75.1)
 Yes23 (5.4)24 (2.7)93 (15.0)272 (32.8)181 (36.9)593 (18.1)
 NA†14 (3.3)14 (1.6)60 (9.7)80 (9.6)52 (10.6)220 (6.7)
Stay at home in the case of influenza symptoms, n (%)
 No350 (82.4)192 (21.3)346 (55.9)179 (21.6)210 (42.8)1277 (39.1)
 Yes75 (17.6)711 (78.7)273 (44.1)651 (78.4)281 (57.2)1991 (60.9)
  • *Do not go out of the house.

  • †Do not own phones.