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Table 3 Predictors of respondent’s belief in societal importance of genetic research (multivariate regression analysis)

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

Variable   Odds of responding “YES” to Question 1 95% Confidence Intervals
Age(years) 18-39 0.21 0.04-0.97
  40-59 0.38 0.10-1.42
  60+ Ref  
Gender Male vs. Female 1.44 0.57-3.62
Ethnicity White vs. Other 1.23 0.43-3.53
Education Level ≤ HS Diploma 0.75 0.23-2.45
  ≤ College Diploma 1.94 0.67-5.53
  Graduate Degree Ref  
Marital Status Married vs. Single/Divorced/ Separated/Widowed 5.14 1.183-22.35
Being a parent Yes vs. No 0.96 0.24-3.77
Major Illness in 1 st Degree Relative Yes vs. No/don’t know 0.55 0.22-1.40
Blood Donation Yes/Tried vs. No 0.80 0.32-2.01
Religion Yes vs. No 1.47 0.43-4.03