Table 2

Top concerns of young people regarding COVID-19—gender comparison

ConcernsYoung adult females
N=40
Young adult males
N=22
P value
Money shortage97.5%90.90%0.2516
Food/ essential supply shortage52.5%81.81%0.285
Boredom87.5%31.81%0.029
Fear of contracting COVID-1972.5%27.27%0.001*
Unable to see friends69.23%36.36%0.001*
Uncertainty around being able to return to school/ work32.5%54.54%0.015*
  • Tests of significance: Fisher’s Exact Test.

  • *Significant difference.