Table 1

Top concerns of children regarding COVID-19—gender comparison

ConcernsGirls (N=30)Boys (N=30)P value
Money shortage100%50%<0.001*
Food/essential supply shortage80%63.3%0.2516
Boredom100%36.7%<0.001*
Fear of contracting COVID-1976.7%20%<0.001*
Unable to see friends50%50%1
Uncertainty around being able to return to school/ work32.5%43.3%0.5959
Family ignoring their needs83.33%16.7%<0.001*
Fights with siblings66.7%6.7%<0.001*
Violence/anger from family members46.7%6.7%<0.001*
  • Tests of significance: Fisher’s exact Test.

  • *Significant difference.