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Covid-19 Vaccination and Mental Stress within Diverse Socio-demographic Groups

Version 1 : Received: 17 August 2022 / Approved: 18 August 2022 / Online: 18 August 2022 (13:36:16 CEST)

How to cite: Khan, W.; Khan, B.M.; Yasen, S.; Al-Dahiri, A.; Al-Jumeily, D.; Hussain, A. Covid-19 Vaccination and Mental Stress within Diverse Socio-demographic Groups. Preprints 2022, 2022080350 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202208.0350.v1). Khan, W.; Khan, B.M.; Yasen, S.; Al-Dahiri, A.; Al-Jumeily, D.; Hussain, A. Covid-19 Vaccination and Mental Stress within Diverse Socio-demographic Groups. Preprints 2022, 2022080350 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202208.0350.v1).

Abstract

In this study, we surveyed over 600 participants to determine: a) major causes to mental stress during the pandemic and its future impacts, and b) diversity in public perception and acceptance (specifically for children) of Covid-19 vaccination. Statistical results and intelligent clustering outcomes indicate significant relationships between sociodemographic diversity, mental stress causes, vaccination perception, and Covid-19 infections. For instance, statistical results indicate significant dependence between mental stress due to Covid-19 and gender (p = 1.7e-05). Over 25% of males indicated work related stress comparing 35% in females however, females indicated more stressed (17%) due to relationships comparing to males (12%). Around 30% of Asian/Arabic participants don’t feel vaccination being safe as compared to 8% of white-British and 22% of white-European indicating significant dependence (p = 1.8e-08) with ethnicity. More specifically, vaccination acceptance for children is significantly dependent to ethnicity (p = 3.7e-05) where only 47% participants show willingness towards children’s vaccination. Primary dataset in this study along with experimental outcomes identifying sociodemographic information diversity with respect to public perception and acceptance of vaccination to children and potential stress factors might be useful for public and policy makers to be better prepared for future epidemics as well as working globally to combat mental health issues and running more effective vaccination campaigns.

Keywords

Mental stress Covid-19; Covid-19 vaccine dataset; Vaccine sociodemographic; Vaccine acceptance rate; Vaccine perception

Subject

MATHEMATICS & COMPUTER SCIENCE, Analysis

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