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Table 4 Predictors of respondent’s approval 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 “Approve” to Question 2 95% Confidence Intervals
Age (years) 18-39 1.09 0.63-1.89
  40-59 1.10 0.71-1.70
  60+ Ref  
Gender Male vs. Female 1.00 0.69-1.46
Ethnicity White vs. Other 1.33 0.90-1.97
Education Level ≤ HS Diploma 0.92 0.55-1.53
  ≤ College Diploma 0.87 0.57-1.33
  Graduate Degree Ref  
Marital Status Married vs. Single/Divorced/Separated/Widowed 1.12 0.74-1.71
Being a parent Yes vs. No 1.20 0.74-1.94
Major Illness in 1 st Degree Relative Yes vs. No/I don’t know 1.12 0.78-1.60
Blood Donation Yes/Tried vs. No 1.83 1.28-2.60
Religion Yes vs. No 0.91 0.64-2.86