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Table 1 Characteristics of the vaccine accepting, vaccine refusing, and vaccine hesitant dental teaching staff of the Faculty of Dentistry, Ain Shams University, Egypt (N = 171)

From: COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and perceptions among dental teaching staff of a governmental university in Egypt

  Are you willing to take COVID-19 vaccine? P value Total frequency (percent)
No (N = 80) Not sure (N = 13) Yes (N = 78)
1-Age
 22–29 37(56.1%) 3 (4.5%) 26 (39.4%) 0.27 66 (37.6)
 30–39 28 (42.4%) 5 (7.6%) 33 (50.0%) 66 (37.6)
 40–49 13 (43.3%) 3 (10.0%) 14 (46.7%) 30 (17.5)
 50–59 1 (16.7%) 2 (33.3%) 3 (50.0%) 6 (3.5)
 Above 60 1 (33.3%) 0 (0.0%) 2 (66.7%) 3 (1.8)
2-Gender
 Female 74 (51.0%) 12 (8.3%) 59 (40.7%) 0.01* 145 (84.8)
 Male 6 (23.1%) 1 (3.8%) 19 (73.1%) 26 (15.2)
3-Are you a frontline health worker?
 No 16 (39.0%) 6 (14.6%) 19 (46.3%) 0.13 41 (24)
 Yes 64 (49.2%) 7 (5.4%) 59 (45.4%) 130 (76)
4-Current dentistry practice
 Faculty of Dentistry 48 (52.7%) 9 (9.9%) 34 (37.4%) 0.06 91 (53.2)
 Faculty of Dentistry and Private clinic 32 (40.0%) 4 (5.0%) 44 (55.0%) 80 (46.8)
5- Intention to travel internationally
 No 73 (51) 12 (8.4) 58 (40.6) 0.01* 143 (83.6)
 Yes 7 (25) 1 (3.6) 20 (71.4) 28 (16.4)
6- Existing chronic illness?
 No 71 (47.3%) 10 (6.7%) 69 (46.0%) 0.46 150 (87.7)
 Yes 9 (42.9%) 3 (14.3%) 9 (42.9%) 21 (12.3)
7- Individual contracted COVID-19
 No 41 (47.7) 6 (7) 39 (45.3) 0.97 86 (50.3)
 Yes 39 (45.9) 7 (8.2) 39 (45.9) 85(49.7)
8- Immediate social network contracted COVID-19
 No 15 (31.9) 2 (4.3) 30 (63.8) 0.01* 47 (27.5)
 Yes 65 (52.4) 11 (8.9) 48 (38.7) 124 (72.5)
9-Rate your degree of adherence to quarantine
 Extremely 13 (39.4%) 4 (12.1%) 16 (48.5%) 0.36 33 (19.3)
 Somewhat 62 (50.8%) 8 (6.6%) 52 (42.6%) 122 (71.3)
 Not at all 5 (31.3%) 1 (6.3%) 10 (62.5%) 16 (9.4)
10-Rate your degree of anxiety about COVID-19
 Extremely 24 (55.8%) 4 (9.3%) 15 (34.9%) < 0.01* 43 (25.1)
 Somewhat 56 (47.9%) 7 (6.0%) 54 (46.2%) 117 (68.4)
 Not at all 0 (0.0%) 2 (18.2%) 9 (81.8%) 11(6.4)
  1. *Statistically significant differences. All data was analyzed using Fisher’s exact test