Covid-19, Masks, Men, Women, Survey

Covid-19, Masks

Men and Women Differ on Masks During, After COVID-19: Survey

More women than men plan to wear a mask due to COVID-19 as long as public health experts like those at the CDC recommend it, a new WebMD survey shows.

4/7/2021 6:00:00 PM

More women than men plan to wear a mask due to COVID-19 as long as public health experts like those at the CDC recommend it, a new WebMD survey shows.

More women than men plan to wear a mask due to COVID-19 as long as public health experts like those at the CDC recommend it, according to a survey conducted by WebMD.

With the exception of"other," all answers differed significantly between men and women.For example, 38% of women and 27% of men planned to wear a mask during the traditionalcold and fluseason.Also, 54% of women vs. 40% of men plan to wear a mask"when ill." A slightly lower percentage said they would wear a mask when others are ill, 52% of women and 37% of men.

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ContinuedFurthermore, 47% of women and 37% of men plan to wear a mask in crowded public places. Asked specifically about public transportation, 34% of women and 26% of men plan to put on a mask.Interestingly, 17% of women and 30% of men said they plan to"never" wear a mask apart from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some of the 8% of women and 7% of men who chose"other" expanded on their answer."When I feel it's necessary,""not sure," and"at the doctor's office" were among the responses.Answers by AgeResponses to the two survey questions also varied by age. The survey classified age into three groups: younger than 35, 35 to 54 years, and 55 and older. headtopics.com

The only significant difference among all age groups was people who indicated they"do not wear a mask" in response to the first question about how long they plan to wear such protection because of COVID-19. The breakdown was 11% of those under 35, 9% of those between 35 and 54, and 4% of the oldest age group.

Those who said they never plan to wear a mask outside the COVID-19 pandemic included 22% of the youngest group, 25% of those 35 to 54 years old, and 17% of the 55 and older group.Older respondents to question 2 also indicated they plan to take more precautions in crowded locations: 50% of the 55-and-older group plan to wear a mask, compared with 41% of the middle-age group and 38% of the youngest group.

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