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Volume 26, Number 7—July 2020

Community Responses during Early Phase of COVID-19 Epidemic, Hong Kong

Kin On KwokComments to Author , Kin Kit Li, Henry Ho Hin Chan, Yuan Yuan Yi, Arthur Tang, Wan In WeiComments to Author , and Samuel Yeung Shan Wong
Author affiliations: JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (K.O. Kwok, H.H.H. Chan, Y.Y. Yi, W.I. Wei, S.Y.S. Wong); Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (K.O. Kwok); Shenzhen Research Institute of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China (K.O. Kwok); City University of Hong Kong College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Hong Kong (K.K. Li); Sungkyunkwan University College of Software, Seoul, South Korea (A. Tang)

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Table 2

Factors associated with greater adoption of social-distancing interventions during the early phase of the COVID-19 epidemic in Hong Kong*

Characteristic aOR (95% CI) p value†
M Referent
1.31 (1.06–1.63)
Age group, y
18–24 Referent
25–34 1.26 (0.97–1.63) 0.08
35–44 1.17 (0.88–1.56) 0.28
45–54 1.34 (0.94–1.92) 0.11
0.93 (0.61–1.41)
District of residence
Hong Kong Island Referent
Kowloon East 0.96 (0.68–1.36) 0.83
Kowloon West 0.95 (0.62–1.46) 0.82
New Territories East 1.57 (1.18–2.11) 0.00
New Territories West
1.37 (1.02–1.85)
Left Hong Kong in the previous month
No Referent
0.72 (0.57–0.91)
Made regular visits to mainland China
No Referent
0.48 (0.24–0.91)
Perceived understanding about COVID-19
Not well or not well at all Referent
Neutral 1.07 (0.76–1.51) 0.70
Well or very well
1.80 (1.27–2.56)
Presence of chronic diseases
No Referent
0.77 (0.55–1.06)
Anxiety level
Normal Referent
Mild 1.38 (1.08–1.76) 0.01
Moderate or severe 1.71 (1.34–2.17) 0.00

*aOR, adjusted odds ratio; COVID-19, coronavirus disease.
†By 2-tailed t-test.

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