Men are more willing to get vaccinated against Covid-19 than women: Dane

Vaccination against Covid-19. Photo: AFP

The National Administrative Department of Statistics (Dane) presented a survey in which it showed that men are the most willing to be vaccinated with 60.2%; while the proportion of women was 39.8%.

According to the results released by the entity, the cities that are more willing to vaccinate are: Quibdó, in Chocó, with 72% approval; Santa Marta, department of Magdalena, with 71.6% and finally Pasto, in Nariño, with 69.2% of affirmative answers.

Meanwhile, cities that showed a negative trend were: Cali, in the department of Valle with 57.4%; Ibagué, in Tolima, with 50.9% and Bucaramanga, in Santander 48.6% are not willing to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Meanwhile, the figures it produced Bogotá revealed that 59.8% of the people consulted said that they will be vaccinated; while 40.2% said no.

To the question, How worried are they about catching coronavirus? this they replied:

-Nothing worried: 9.3%

-Something concerned: 21.1%

-Indifferent: 4%

-A little worried: 31.6%

-Very concerned: 34%

“There has been a drop in the perception of concern since the pandemic began and it may respond to the evolution of the disease”, explained Juan Daniel Oviedo, director of DANE.

Taking into account the figures, According to the DANE Social Pulse survey, the cities that registered the greatest concern about being infected with Coronavirus are Riohacha (58.4%), Neiva (54.2%) and Popayán (53.6%). In general, 34% of those surveyed are “very concerned” about contracting the virus.

It is worth noting that the survey was conducted in November, that is, before the positive news from both pharmaceutical companies was known, with which the figures could change for the December report.

“It may be happening that as they recover, people are falsely believing those principles of herd immunity. On the other hand, it can be a cultural element that people are getting used to living with the virus ”, said Juan Daniel Oviedo, director of DANE.

Regarding the reasons why Colombians would not be interested in applying the vaccine, DANE found that this responds to a belief or feeling of insecurity, due to possible adverse effects that this cure has.

COVID-19 is the leading cause of death in Colombia, according to Dane

The National Administrative Department of Statistics (Dane) presented, this December 23, the Vital Statistics of Births and Deaths for 2020 and revealed that so far this year, in the period of January 1 and October 31, 2020, the 51, 3% of births correspond to men and 48.6% to women. In that same period of time, a total of 238 thousand deaths were registered in the national territory from different causes, according to the report.

The entity revealed that from January to October there were 29,415 deaths of men, related to certain infectious and parasitic diseases, which are mainly associated with covid-19, while in the case of women, 17,425 deaths related to the virus were reported.

With these data, Dane confirmed that the covid-19 virus became the leading cause of death in Colombia so far this year. Likewise, it revealed that the second cause of death in Colombia is ischemic and heart diseases, which registered 19 thousand deaths in the case of men and 15 thousand in the case of women.

According to the report, in the 22 of the 32 departments of the country, including Bogotá, the coronavirus occupies the first position in the list of causes of death. In Boyacá, Cundinamarca, Caldas, Meta, Quindío, Risaralda, Tolima, Valle del Cauca, Casanare and the Archipelago of San Andrés, Covid-19 ranked second and finally in Cauca, it was the third cause of death.

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