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Table 1 Characteristics of the respondents to the two surveys

From: Beliefs and attitudes towards participating in genetic research – a population based cross-sectional study

Variable N = 1,041 N (%)
Age (years)  
18-29 125 (11.94)
30-39 134 (12.82)
40-49 209 (19.98)
50-59 273 (26.11)
60-69 185 (17.7)
70-79 87 (8.31)
80+ 33 (3.16)
Gender  
Male 378 (36.33)
Female 663 (63.68)
Ethnicity  
White 708 (68)
Black 139 (13.36)
Hispanic 75 (7.23)
Asian 66 (6.34)
Other 53 (5.09)
Highest education attained  
Some HS 39 (3.76)
Completed HS 176 (16.9)
Some college 275 (26.4)
Bachelor degree 279 (26.80)
Graduate degree 272 (26.15)
Marital status  
Single 224 (21.34)
Married 667 (63.61)
Separated/divorced 106 (10.11)
Widowed 52 (4.96)
Religion  
Protestant 116 (11.30)
Catholic 513 (49.96)
Jewish 171 (16.66)
Other 159 (15.48)
None 69 (6.62)
Have children  
Yes 771 (74.87)
No 259 (25.14)
Major illness in 1 st degree relative  
Yes 608 (58.74)
No 395 (38.17)
Don’t know 32 (3.1)
Ever donated blood  
Yes 556 ( 53.43)
No 399 (38.32)
Tried, but I was not accepted 86 (8.23)