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Table 4 A summary of the awareness of the route of SARS-CoV-2 transmission, signs and symptoms of COVID-19, and methods of SARS-CoV-2 transmission prevention in dental clinics

From: Knowledge of dentists, dental auxiliaries, and students regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey

  Frequency Percent
Q5: Route of SARS-CoV-2 transmission
Direct skin-to-skin transmission 312 30.8
Direct fluid transmission (saliva, body fluids, or blood) 548 54.1
Droplet spread (sneezing or coughing) 932 92
Airborne transmission (air or dust) 305 30.1
Q6: Signs and symptoms of COVID-19
Fever 1000 98.7
Headache 736 72.7
Diarrhea 323 31.9
Vomiting 187 18.5
Muscle pain 492 48.6
Coughing 944 93.2
Shortness of breath 940 92.8
Sore throat 671 66.2
Nasal congestion 295 29.1
Skin rash 32 3.2
Q7: Methods of SARS-CoV-2 transmission prevention in dental clinics
Hand-soap cleaning 960 94.8
Hand sanitizers 873 86.2
Personal protective equipment (gloves, masks, and wrapping) 973 96.1
Preoperative chlorhexidine mouthwash 360 35.5
Preoperative hydrogen peroxide mouthwash 207 20.4
Rubber dam isolation 620 61.2
Clinic surface disinfection 877 86.6
Adequate ventilation 579 57.2
Utilization of an isolated clinic 592 58.4