Table 2

Queen’s University percentage ratings on the COVID-19 Pandemic Anxiety Scale items by gender, age group and year of study

GenderAge groupYear of study
MaleFemaleP value*≤1819–20≥21P value*Incoming1st/2nd≥3rdP value*
Think COVID-19 is a very serious issue
Agree90.594.9<0.0191.694.895.5<0.0191.892.896.1<0.01
Neutral4.32.84.42.52.24.73.51.8
Disagree5.22.34.02.62.33.53.72.1
Worried that I will catch COVID-19
Agree38.252.1<0.0143.650.751.7<0.0138.449.653.5<0.01
Neutral28.125.628.723.526.232.224.923.5
Disagree33.822.327.725.922.129.425.523.1
Worried friends and family will catch COVID-19
Agree67.578.1<0.0168.478.480.8<0.0165.175.382.0<0.01
Neutral16.013.217.012.012.219.214.110.1
Disagree16.58.714.69.67.015.710.67.9
I am afraid to leave the house right now
Agree9.316.6<0.0112.216.416.30.019.416.017.0<0.01
Neutral15.119.417.417.819.516.618.618.4
Disagree75.664.070.565.864.274.065.464.6
I am worried that I might transmit the infection to someone else
Agree54.267.7<0.0158.466.669.4<0.0151.266.670.4<0.01
Neutral18.816.218.616.015.222.114.915.3
Disagree27.016.023.017.415.426.718.514.4
I am worried I will not have enough food and other essential items during the outbreak
Agree4.64.60.124.04.06.90.023.55.05.20.37
Neutral6.18.47.18.18.26.98.27.8
Disagree89.287.088.988.084.989.586.887.0
I am worried about missing university
Agree63.869.5<0.0179.771.243.1<0.0179.973.451.9<0.01
Neutral12.612.69.711.519.29.711.216.5
Disagree23.517.910.617.337.710.515.431.6
I am worried about the impact on my finances
Agree50.061.6<0.0153.861.861.5<0.0147.163.261.3<0.01
Neutral18.815.819.714.714.022.514.914.1
Disagree31.222.626.523.524.630.521.924.7
I am worried about the long-term impact this will have on my academic and job prospects
Agree72.781.4<0.0177.780.878.10.0974.880.380.3<0.01
Neutral10.18.910.97.98.812.09.47.2
Disagree17.29.711.411.313.213.210.312.5
  • Notes: (1) *p value for χ2 test, (2) sample sizes by strata are: 868 males and 2111 females; 1222≤18, 1062 ages 19–20 years and 729≥21; 765 incoming, 1238 1st/2nd year and 1010 ≥3rd year.