Introduction: COVID-19 is considered a biological risk due to its high contagiousness. In the measure in that people possess knowledge on the illness they will be able to be more protected. Objective: To characterize the level of knowledge about general aspects of COVID-19 infection and to identify some factors associated in a Cuban population. Methods: Cross-sectional and analytic study performed with people belonging to “Edor de los Reyes Martínez Áreas” polyclinic, Jiguaní municipality, Granma province. The sample was constituted by 326 people. A validated scale was used and it was considered as appropriate knowledge the punctuation located in the higher global tertil. Frequencies and percentages are described, and generalized linear models were used to establish statistical associations. Results: In the 326 participants, mean age was 52.47 years and 63.50% were female. The better responded question was the related with the behavior in case of symptoms of a cold and suspicions for SARS-CoV-2 infection (98% success). In the multivariate analysis, had an appropriate level of knowledge those of smaller age (cPR: 0.995; CI 95%: 0.994-0.995; p< 0.001), the university graduates (cPR: 1.230; CI 95%: 1.141-1.327; p<0.001), the state workers (cPR: 1.100; CI 95%: 1.054-1.148; p< 0.001), as well as, those that had been informed by television (cPR: 1.331; CI 95%: 1.233-1.436; p< 0.001). Conclusions: The majority of the people had an adequate level of knowledge and it is associated to had less age, university studies, being state worker and have been informed through television.
|Título traducido de la contribución||Knowledge about COVID-19 infection and associated factors in a Cuban population sample|
|Número de artículo||e2042|
|Publicación||Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral|
|Estado||Publicada - 2021|
|Publicado de forma externa||Sí|
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