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Table 1 Perceptions of risk in different nanotechnology applications across stakeholder groups

From: Perceptions of risk from nanotechnologies and trust in stakeholders: a cross sectional study of public, academic, government and business attitudes

   Public Academic Government Business
Application Risk n^ % 95% LCI 95% UCI n % 95% LCI 95% UCI n % 95% LCI 95% UCI n % 95% LCI 95% UCI
Health Agree 798 65.7 62.2 69.2 71 26.7 21.4 32.0 4 21.1 2.2 39.9 1 5.0 0.0 14.8
Food Agree 1054 84.8 82.3 87.3 144 55.4 49.3 61.4 6 33.3 10.9 55.8 4 20.0 2.0 38.0
Cosmetics/sunscreen Agree 913 72.2 69.0 75.4 107 39.5 33.6 45.3 8 44.4 20.8 68.1 2 10.5 0.0 24.7
Medicines Agree 866 70.8 67.5 74.0 88 32.6 27.0 38.2 3 15.8 0.0 32.6 1 5.0 0.0 14.8
Pesticides Agree 808 63.8 60.3 67.3 106 39.0 33.2 44.8 6 35.3 11.9 58.7 5 23.8 5.1 42.5
Tennis racquets/computers Agree 510 39.6 36.1 43.0 20 6.8 3.9 9.7 2 10.5 0.0 24.7 0 0 0 0
  1. ^n = number of ‘agreed’ (don’t know/refused removed).