Intention to maintain hygiene practices after the coronavirus outbreak in China 2020

The new coronavirus (2019-nCoV or COVID-19) outbreak would probably change the hygienic habits among the citizens in China. According to a survey on the virus impact on the Chinese society released in early February 2020, many respondents said they would keep good hygiene practices after the epidemic. Females were more likely to maintain good hygiene practices. About 97.6 percent of the female respondents intended to wash hands regularly, compared to 94.5 percent of males confirming this statement.

Share of respondents willing to maintain different hygiene practices after the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in China as of January 2020, by gender

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

January 2020

Number of respondents

1,655 respondents

Special properties

nationwide survey covering all age groups and occupations; multiple answers allowed

Method of interview

Online survey

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