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Table 3 Anxiety Measures

From: Multinational dietary changes and anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic-findings from Israel

Characteristic Population Value
GAD-7 score (median (interquartile range))a
 Feeling nervous, anxious or on edge 1 (1)
 Not being able to stop or control worrying 0 (1)
 Worrying too much about different things 1 (1)
 Trouble relaxing 0 (1)
 Being so restless that it is hard to sit still 0 (1)
 Becoming easily annoyed or irritable 1 (1)
 Feeling afraid as if something terrible might happen 0 (1)
Total GAD-7 Score (median (interquartile range)) 4 (6)
How isolated do you feel in general?b
(median (interquartile range)
2 (3)
How isolated do you feel in the current situation (during the pandemic)?b
(median (interquartile range)
3 (5)
In general, if you needed to borrow $20, or a ride to the doctor’s office, or any other urgent assistance, to how many people could you turn?c
(median (interquartile range)
5 (1)
In the current situation, if you needed to borrow $20, or a ride to the doctor’s office, or any other urgent assistance, to how many people could you turn?c
(median (interquartile range)
5 (2)
  1. aThe GAD-7 scale asks the respondent to refers to the 2 weeks prior to the survey. Each item on the scale can receive is scored as follows: 0 (not at all), 1 (several days), 2 (more than half of the days) 3 (nearly every day); thus, the total score can receive a value from 0 to 21, where a higher score indicates greater anxiety
  2. bThe question about isolation requested the participant to respond on a 10-point Likert scale where 1 = very little and 10-very much
  3. cThe question requested the participant to respond on a 7 point Likert scale where 0 = no one and 6 = more than 5 people