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Table 1 Descriptive data

From: Self-reported mask-related worrying reduces relative avoidance bias toward unmasked faces in individuals with low Covid19 anxiety syndrome

  Young sample Older sample Combined
M SD M SD M SD
Explicit mask preference (pre AAT) 2.61 4.30 0.52 4.79 1.55 4.67
Explicit mask preference (post AAT) 2.71 4.37 0.45 5.11 1.57 4.88
Explicit mask preference (averaged) 2.66 4.23 0.49 4.82 1.56 4.66
BIAT d score (pre AAT) 0.18 0.41 0.10 0.41 0.14 0.41
BIAT d score (post AAT) 0.11 0.38 0.06 0.37 0.09 0.38
BIAT d score (averaged) 0.15 0.33 0.08 0.32 0.11 0.32
Avoidance bias for unmasked faces 2 ms 51 4 ms 67 3 ms 59
Covid 19 Anxiety Syndrome Scale (C-19 ASS) scores 2.00 0.88 1.83 0.89 1.91 0.89
Mask effectiveness 5.94 1.08 6.04 1.14 5.99 1.11
Aesthetic appeal 3.62 1.42 2.91 1.43 3.26 1.46
Mask-related worrying 2.74 1.17 3.20 1.29 2.97 1.25
Communication difficulties 3.52 1.45 4.67 1.41 4.10 1.54
  1. Explicit mask preference scores ranged from − 6 to 6. Covid 19 Anxiety Syndrome Scale scores ranged from 0 to 4. Mask effectiveness, aesthetic appeal, mask-related worrying, and communication difficulties scores ranged from 1 to 7