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Table 6 Association between public perception of trust and risk (agree versus disagree), adjusted for familiarity, age and gender

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

   Health Department Scientists Journalists Politicians
Application (Risk) Trust level Adjusted Odds Ratio 99% LCI 99% UCI Adjusted Odds Ratio 99% LCI 99% UCI Adjusted Odds Ratio 99% LCI 99% UCI Adjusted Odds Ratio 99% LCI 99% UCI
Health ‘Agree’ Low 1 (Ref)**    1 (Ref)**    1 (Ref)    1 (Ref)**   
Moderate 0.68 0.39 1.17 0.67 0.35 1.25 1.04 0.66 1.65 0.85 0.50 1.42
High 0.36 0.20 0.67 0.27 0.14 0.53 0.56 0.24 1.34 0.16 0.04 0.59
Food ‘Agree’ Low 1 (Ref)**    1 (Ref)**    1 (Ref)    1 (Ref)   
Moderate 0.71 0.36 1.40 0.80 0.34 1.85 1.20 0.67 2.13 0.83 0.44 1.57
High 0.37 0.18 0.78 0.34 0.14 0.78 0.51 0.18 1.47 0.21 0.05 0.83
Cosmetics/sunscreens ‘Agree’ Low 1 (Ref)**    1 (Ref)**    1 (Ref)    1 (Ref)**   
Moderate 0.60 0.34 1.05 0.51 0.25 1.03 1.00 0.63 1.60 0.74 0.44 1.26
High 0.30 0.16 0.56 0.22 0.11 0.44 0.53 0.22 1.28 0.14 0.04 0.47
Medicines ‘Agree’ Low 1 (Ref)**    1 (Ref)**    1 (Ref)    1 (Ref)**   
Moderate 0.74 0.44 1.26 0.59 0.31 1.14 1.08 0.68 1.70 0.87 0.51 1.48
High 0.44 0.24 0.80 0.27 0.14 0.53 0.52 0.23 1.18 0.20 0.06 0.61
Pesticides ‘Agree’ Low 1 (Ref)    1 (Ref)**    1 (Ref)    1 (Ref)**   
Moderate 0.81 0.49 1.34 0.63 0.35 1.14 1.18 0.76 1.84 1.02 0.61 1.71
High 0.53 0.29 0.96 0.31 0.17 0.6 0.70 0.32 1.56 0.14 0.04 0.50
Tennis racquets/computers ‘Agree’ Low 1 (Ref)**    1 (Ref)**    1 (Ref)    1 (Ref)   
Moderate 0.78 0.49 1.25 0.70 0.41 1.15 1.09 0.71 1.68 0.82 0.49 1.36
High 0.33 0.18 0.60 0.28 0.16 0.50 1.05 0.47 2.34 0.28 0.07 1.11
  1. **p < 0.01 for overall significance of trust on risk perception for each application/actor combination.