ASSESSMENT ON IMPACT OF COVID 19 PANDEMIC ON FEAR AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS AMONG SOUTH INDIAN POPULATION
Objective: To assess the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on fear and socioeconomic status among the south Indian population.
Methods: A prospective observational cross-sectional study was conducted on 18-year old and older people who are willing to fill the online form were included in the study. People who are not willing to fill the form and those who filled the forms incompletely were excluded from the study. Microsoft Excel was used for recording and analyzing the data of recruited subjects. Descriptive statistical analyses were used to calculate the average and standard deviation.
Results: In total 476 respondents were included in the study to make the results. From the 476 respondents, 53.9% were males and 43.4% were females, 43.4% of individuals were satisfied with family life, 31.7% of individuals were satisfied with their salary, 37.3% of individuals were satisfied with their economic position, 55.2% of individuals were satisfied with their health and 50.4% of individuals were satisfied with their life in general.
Conclusion: Our study concludes that young students are showing more interest in online surveys among other general populations and data concludes that fear about the infection was less among the study population. More than half of the participants are concerned about their salary and most of the participants are not feared about their family life and their health.
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