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Table 3 Public risk comparisons by familiarity

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

    No familiarity Some familiarity Moderate familiarity
Application n^ Risk % 95% LCI 95% UCI % 95% LCI 95% UCI % 95% LCI 95% UCI
Health 1177 Agree 80.7 75.3 86.0 63.6 57.6 69.5 54.0 47.9 60.2
Food 1242 Agree 92.1 88.7 95.6 83.9 79.6 88.3 78.8 73.8 83.7
Cosmetics/sunscreen 1234 Agree 84.3 79.8 88.8 68.6 62.9 74.3 65.1 59.3 70.9
Medicines 1211 Agree 85.8 81.5 90.0 67.1 61.5 72.8 60.9 54.9 66.8
Pesticides 1216 Agree 75.0 69.1 80.8 59.5 53.6 65.4 58.2 52.1 64.3
Tennis racquets/computers 1224 Agree 55.6 49.1 62.1 36.1 30.5 41.6 28.8 23.2 34.5
  1. Note - 95% CI used to be consistent with Table 1 as government and business had a small sample size.
  2. ^n = number of respondents (don’t know/refused removed).