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Table 5 Predictors of respondent’s willingness to personally participate in genetic research (multivariate analysis)

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

Variable   Odds of responding “YES” to Question 3 95% Confidence Intervals
Age (years) 18-39 0.75 0.30-1.85
  40-59 0.76 0.38-1.50
  60+ Ref  
Gender Male vs. Female 0.84 0.45-1.58
Ethnicity White vs. Other 1.04 0.53-2.06
Education Level ≤ HS Diploma 0.52 0.22-1.24
  ≤ College Diploma 0.58 0.30-1.12
  Graduate Degree Ref  
Marital Status Married vs. Single/Divorced/ Separated/Widowed 1.12 0.54-2.29
Being a parent Yes vs. No 0.65 0.27-1.58
Major Illness in 1 st Degree Relative Yes vs. No/I don’t know 0.92 0.49-1.71
Blood Donation Yes/Tried vs. No 0.98 0.38-2.66
Religion Yes vs. No 0.89 0.39-1.58