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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the study sample of the general population during COVID-19, Egypt 2020 (N = 312)

From: Psychological distress related to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic and coping strategies among general population in Egypt

Sociodemographic data Frequency Percentage
Sex
 Male 179 57.4
 Female 133 42.6
Age
 18–27 years 81 26
 28–37 years 83 26.6
 38–47 years 69 22.1
 48–57 years 42 13.5
 58–67 years 37 11.9
Education
 Not educated 15 4.8
 Able to read and write 31 9.9
 Intermediate education 101 32.4
 University degree 145 46.5
 Postgraduate studies 20 6.4
Marital status
 Single 66 21.2
 Married 224 71.8
 Divorced 7 2.2
 Widow 15 4.8
Employment
 Employed 220 70.5
 Not employed 92 29.5
Nature of work (among those who are working)
 Governmental sector 94 42.7
 Private sector 99 45
 Daily worker 27 12.3
Working in the health care field   
 No 278 89.1
 Yes 34 10.9
Residence
 Urban 192 61.5
 Rural 120 38.5
Number of family members
 2–4 141 45.2
 5–7 151 48.4
 ≥ 8 20 6.4
Monthly income
 Sufficient 189 60.6
 Insufficient 123 39.4