Socio-economic and demographic impacts on the full awareness of the methods for controlling/preventing the spread of COVID-19 among social media users in some African countries at the onset of the pandemic
AuthorsOkorie, Idika E.
Alaebo, Chinonso G.
Nadarajah, Saralees; orcid: 0000-0002-0481-0372; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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AbstractAbstract: Objective: In Africa, most countries continue to battle COVID-19 with cases of newly infected still being recorded. In this note, we investigate how socioeconomic and demographic factors affected individuals awareness on the methods for controlling/preventing the spread of COVID-19 in some parts of Africa at the onset of the pandemic. Results: Based on regression modelling, we find that having full awareness does not depend on religious affiliation. Men, urban dwelling, holding bachelors or higher degrees, operating multiple social media accounts or being employed are associated with having full awareness of the recommended practices for the prevention and control of COVID-19 at the early stage of the pandemic. No occupation, business or older people are associated with not having full awareness.
CitationBMC Research Notes, volume 14, issue 1, page 331
DescriptionFrom Springer Nature via Jisc Publications Router
History: received 2021-05-21, accepted 2021-08-11, registration 2021-08-12, pub-electronic 2021-08-27, online 2021-08-27, collection 2021-12
Publication status: Published