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Table 2 Associations between knowledge against Corona Virus and willingness of respondents to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in Greece

From: Willingness of Greek general population to get a COVID-19 vaccine

   Willingness to be vaccinated against Coronavirus if a vaccine was to become available
  Total
(N = 1004)
n (%)
No/Don’t Know
(N = 425)
n (%)
Yes (N = 579)
n (%)
p-value OR (95% CI)a
Knowledge of symptoms b 0.001  
 No 652 (65.0%) 300 (46.0%) 352 (54.0%)   1.00
 Yes 352 (35.0%) 125 (35.6%) 227 (64.4%)   1.54 (1.18–2.02)*
Knowledge of transmission routesb 0.025  
 No 798 (79.4%) 352 (44.1%) 446 (55.9%)   1.00
 Yes 206 (20.6%) 73 (35.6%) 133 (64.4%)   1.43 (1.04–1.96)*
Knowledge of prevention measuresb 0.007  
 No 846 (84.2%) 373 (44.1%) 472 (55.9%)   1.00
 Yes 158 (15.8%) 52 (32.8%) 107 (67.2%)   1.62 (1.13–2.32)*
Knowledge of correct first action in case of COVID-19 related symptoms b 0.237  
 No 192 (19.3%) 88 (45.7%) 104 (54.3%)   1.00
 Yes 802 (80.7%) 330 (41.1%) 472 (58.9%)   1.20 (0.88–1.65)
Knowledge of the appropriate way of hand washing with soap and waterb 0.012  
 No 602 (60.0%) 274 (45.6%) 328 (54.4%)   1.00
 Yes 402 (40.0%) 151 (37.5%) 251 (62.5%)   1.39 (1.08–1.80)*
Is handwashing with antiseptic/alcoholic solution better than soap and water? 0.480  
 No 807 (80.3%) 346 (42.8%) 461 (57.2%)   1.00
 Yes 197 (19.7%) 79 (40.3%) 118 (59.7%)   1.11 (0.81–1.53)
  Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Median (IQR)   
Total Knowledge Scoreb 17 (16–19) 17 (15–18) 18 (16–19) 0.001 1.16 (1.10–1.22)*
  1. OR Odds Ratio, CI Confidence Interval, IQR Interquartile range
  2. * p < 0.05
  3. a Results from univariate logistic regression models
  4. b As defined in Additional file 2