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Table 1 Demographic and socio-economic characteristics of study population, and experience with COVID-19

From: Determinants of adherence to COVID-19 measures among the Belgian population: an application of the protection motivation theory

Characteristic N %
Gender
 Male 983 49.0
 Female 1024 51.0
 Other 1 0.0
Age
 18–30 years 407 20.3
 31–45 years 472 23.5
 46–60 years 522 26.0
 61–75 years 557 27.7
 76 years and over 50 2.5
Region
 Flanders 1140 56.8
 Wallonia 662 33.0
 Brussels 206 10.3
Educational level
 Primary or without diploma 62 3.1
 Lower secondary 240 12.0
 Upper secondary 810 40.3
 Superior short type and bachelors 420 20.9
 Long/university level superior 471 23.5
Occupation
 Yes 920 45.8
 No, incapacitated to work 161 8.0
 No, pre-pension 33 1.6
 No, pension 530 26.4
 No, unemployed 80 4.0
 No, student 180 9.0
 No, homemaker 88 4.4
 No, never or not yet worked 16 0.8
Net annual household income
 Less than EUR 15,000 164 8.2
 Between EUR 15,000 and 29,999 612 30.5
 Between EUR 30,000 and 44,999 534 26.6
 More than 45,000 319 15.9
 I do not know 379 18.9
Tested positive for COVID-19
 Not tested positive and no COVID-19 symptoms 1709 85.1
 Not tested positive but had COVID-19 symptoms 198 9.9
 Tested positive but without COVID-19 symptoms 41 2.1
 Tested positive for COVID-19 symptoms and hospitalised 1 0.0
 Tested positive for COVID-19 symptoms but no hospitalisation 26 1.3
 Don’t know if tested positive for COVID-19 33 1.6