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Table 1 Content of the questionnaire given to passers-by in the streets of Bukavu, DRC, May 2020

From: A dashboard for monitoring preventive measures in response to COVID-19 outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Questions and suggested answers Score Number (%)*
The interviewed person
 Women   101 (37.0%)
 Age   24.5 (15; 76)
 Place of residence   
  Within 1 km 2 147 (53.5%)
  Farther than 1 km in the city 1 114 (4.1%)
  Out of the city 0 14 (5.1%)
Knowledge about the barrier measures   
 Keep a minimum distance   
  Well known and understood 3 158 (57.0%)
  Fairly known 2 71 (25.6%)
  Poorly known or understood 1 35 (12.6%)
  Not known 0 13 (4.7%)
 Never touch a person   
  Well known and understood 3 156 (56.3%)
  Fairly known 2 81 (29.2%)
  Poorly known or understood 1 33 (11.9%)
  Not known 0 7 (2.5%)
 Cough into the elbow   
  Well known and understood 3 147 (53.2%)
  Fairly known 2 66 (23.9%)
  Poorly known or understood 1 51 (18.5%)
  Not known 0 12 (4.3%)
 Wash hands frequently with soap and water or hydroalcoholic gel   
  Well known and understood 3 191 (69.2%)
  Fairly known 2 57 (20.7%)
  Poorly known or understood 1 25 (9.1%)
  Not known 0 3 (1%)
 Wear a mask   
  Well known and understood 3 172 (61.9%)
  Fairly known 2 68 (24.5%)
  Poorly known or understood 1 32 (11.5%)
  Not known 0 6 (2.2%)
 Wash frequently the mask   
  Well known and understood 3 171 (62.6%)
  Fairly known 2 56 (20.5%)
  Poorly known or understood 1 35 (12.8%)
  Not known 0 11 (4.0%)
Opinion about the usefulness of the barrier measures   
 Very useful 3 180 (64.7%)
 Fairly useful 2 62 (22.3%)
 Poorly useful 1 23 (8.3%)
 Useless 0 13 (4.7%)
Health status of persons within the household   
 Number of persons living in the household   6 (1; 20)
 Number of sick persons living in the household   20.9
 Probable link between one or more diseases with the current epidemic   
  None   270 (98.2%)
  At least one   4 (1.5%)
  Two or more   1 (0.3%)
 Number of death within the past 30 days   4.8
 Probable link between one or more deaths with the current epidemic   
  None   273 (100%)
  At least one   --
  Two or more   --
  1. *Other values are either median (min; max) or number per 1000 inhabitants