More women than men are planning to wear masks due to COVID-19, unless the CDMC’s public health experts recommend it according to a survey conducted by MedicalHealthDoctor.com.
Those surveys show that 73% of women will be wearing masks “recommended by public health experts”, compared to 63% of men.
In contrast, 126 people stated that they “do not wear a mask,” comprising 6% of women and 11% of men.
Their responses are included in the responses of 1,557 MedicalHealthDoctor.com readers who were surveyed between April 1–5, 2021. A total of 2,181 adults participated in the survey. The margin of error was plus / minus 2.1%.
Other answers to the question “How long do you plan to wear a mask due to COVID-19 regularly?” Unless “I am fully vaccinated.” A total of 131 respondents chose this answer, comprising 5% of females and 9% of males.
Only nine people indicated that they would wear the mask until the first dose of one of them was received..
Another 176 respondents said they would wear the mask as long as their workplace or school required it, including 8% women and 10% men.
Another 166 people chose “Other” when asked how long they would wear a mask due to COVID-19, which included 7% of women and 6% of men.
Respondents had the option to explain this option. Comments include “forever,” “long-term,” and “for the rest of my life. Not even a joke.” Other explanations include “until I feel safe,” “an occupation I enter into if necessary,” and “until fully vaccinated.”
Masks after COVID-19?
The survey also asked: “In addition to COVID, What time do you plan to wear masks in the future? “Unlike the first question, where people could select only one response, this question allowed respondents to select all the answers that applied.
All answers differed significantly between men and women, with the exception of “others”.
For example, 38% of women and 27% of men planned to wear masks during traditionalweather.
In addition, 54% of women vs. 40% of men plan to wear masks “when sick.” A slightly lower percentage said they would wear a mask when others were ill, 52% of women and 37% of men.
In addition, 47% of women and 37% of men plan to wear masks in crowded public places. When asked specifically about public transport, 34% of women and 26% of men plan to apply masks.
Interestingly, 17% of women and 30% of men said they planned to “never” wear it except during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Some of the 8% women and 7% men who chose “other” expanded on their answer. “When I think it’s necessary,” “not sure,” and “in the doctor’s office” were among the responses.
Answer by age
The answers to the two survey questions also vary by age. The survey is classified into three groups: under 35, 35 to 54 years old and 55 and over.
The only significant differences between all age groups were those who indicated that they “do not wear a mask” in response to the first question about the plan to wear such protection due to COVID-19. The breakdowns were 11% below 35%, 9% between 35 and 54, and 4% in the oldest age group.
Those who said they never plan to wear masks outside of the COVID-19 epidemic comprise the youngest group of 22%, 25% of those 35 to 54 years old, and 17% of the 55 and older group.
Older respondents to question 2 also indicated that they plan to exercise more caution in crowded places: 50% of the 55-and-older group planned to wear masks, while 41% of the middle-aged And 38% of the youngest group.