Table 3

Factors associated with misconceptions among the participants

CharacteristicsβP value95% CI
Sex
 MaleRef
 Female−0.270.169−0.66 to 0.12
Dependent on the family for living
 YesRef
 No0.300.150−0.11 to 0.72
Memory or concentration problems
 No problemRef
 Low memory or concentration0.880.0020.31 to 1.44
Pre-existing chronic conditions
 NoRef
 Yes5.88<0.0012.68 to 12.93
Radio/TV as the source of COVID-19 information
 NoRef
 Yes−0.350.128−0.80 to 0.10
Health worker as the source of COVID-19 information
 NoRef
 Yes0.530.0440.01 to 1.04
Friends/family/neighbours as the source of COVID-19 information
 NoRef
 Yes−1.03<0.001−1.55 to −0.52
Concerned about COVID-19
 HardlyRef
 Sometimes/often0.280.193−0.14 to 0.70
Overwhelmed by COVID-19
 HardlyRef
 Sometimes/often−0.96<0.001−1.46 to −0.46
Frequency of communication during COVID-19
 Same as previousRef
 Less than previous3.19<0.0012.67 to 3.70
Close friends or family members diagnosed with COVID-19
 NoRef
 Yes−2.33<0.001−3.43 to −1.22