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Table 2 Descriptive telephone survey results across age groups

From: Resilience and coping strategies of older adults in Hong Kong during COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed methods study

  Aged 18–39 (N = 353; 33.1%) Aged 40–59 (N = 389; 36.4%) Aged ≥ 60 (N = 325; 30.4%) p ANOVA
Means (SD) Means (SD) Means (SD)
Worry (1 = Not very worried; 5 = very worried)
 Worry about being infected (Yourself / Family members) 3.34 (1.12) 3.42 (1.19) 2.95 (1.16) <.001
 Worry about economic activity/livelihood (e.g. Job lost / Salary reduction / Working time reduction) 3.17 (1.18) 3.27 (1.24) 2.86 (1.16) <.001
 Worry about supplies of personal protective equipment (e.g. face masks, hygiene products) 1.87 (0.52) 1.88 (0.72) 2.02 (0.69) .002
 Worry about personal savings 2.90 (1.10) 2.94 (1.18) 2.82 (1.08) .368
Social Capital (1 = totally disagree; 5 = totally agree)
 I cannot trust anyone even more. 2.01 (0.91) 1.85 (0.86) 1.81 (0.80) .007
 I cannot ask for help from others even more. 2.03 (0.91) 1.90 (0.91) 1.88 (0.86) .063
 I am more unwilling to help others easily. 1.90 (0.86) 1.76 (0.80) 1.79 (0.82) .055
 I felt lonelier within a week. 2.16 (1.00) 2.10 (1.06) 2.10 (0.98) .619
Social interaction (1 = reduced a lot; 5 = increased a lot)
 Meeting with family members / Relatives who are not living with you. 1.66 (0.56) 1.60 (0.60) 1.71 (0.59) .039
 Meeting with friends 1.46 (0.54) 1.41 (0.54) 1.49 (0.54) .125
Subjective Well-being (0 = not at all; 10 = experienced all of the time)
 How happy you felt yesterday? 6.27 (1.50) 6.50 (1.58) 7.21 (1.45) <.001
 To what extent do you feel the things you do in your life are worthwhile? 6.92 (1.56) 7.12 (1.62) 7.20 (1.48) .050
 How satisfied are you with life as a whole these days? 5.93 (1.53) 6.32 (1.64) 7.25 (1.49) <.001