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Table 1 Responses to COVID-19 precautionary behaviors among the students of health sciences in Princess Nourah University, 2020 (n = 286)

From: Assessment of perceived risk and precautionary behavior toward COVID-19 pandemic using the health belief model, Saudi Arabia

Categories of precautionary behaviors Never
No. (%)
Seldom
No. (%)
Sometime
No. (%)
Often
No. (%)
Always
No. (%)
Social distancing measures
o Stay at home 11 (3.8) 2 (0.7) 39 (13.6) 88 (30.8) 146 (51.1)
o Maintain safe distance 2 (0.7) 8 (2.8) 19 (6.6) 78 (27.3) 179 (62.6)
Personal hygienic measures
o Wearing masks when going out 10 (3.5) 3 (1.0) 15 (5.2) 27 (9.4) 231 (80.8)
o Wearing rubber gloves in public 43 (15.0) 18 (6.3) 36 (12.6) 43 (15.0) 146 (51.1)
o Wash my hands as recommended 21 (7.3) 44 (15.4) 100 (35.0) 67 (23.4) 54 (18.9)
o Do not touch eyes, nose, and mouth by hands 22 (7.7) 36 (12.6) 95 (33.2) 84 (29.4) 49 (17.1)
o Disinfecting touchable things 12 (4.2) 27 (9.4) 60 (21.0) 71 (24.8) 116 (40.6)
Precautionary behaviors
o Total score(X± SD) 27.7 ± 4.5
o % 27.7/35*100 = 79.1