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Table 1 Characteristics of the respondents involved in the survey

From: Investigating the knowledge of and public attitudes towards genetic testing within the Visegrad countries: a cross-sectional study

  Hungary Slovakia Czechia Poland
n % n % n % n %
Sex
 Male 495 49.5% 492 49.2% 490 49.0% 479 47.9%
 Female 505 50.5% 508 50.8% 510 51.0% 521 52.1%
Age
 18–24 109 10.9% 131 13.1% 120 12.0% 130 13.0%
 25–39 286 28.6% 352 35.2% 336 33.6% 337 33.7%
 40–65 605 60.5% 517 51.7% 544 54.4% 533 53.3%
Education
 Primary or secondary vocational school 346 34.6% 550 55.0% 491 49.1% 440 44.0%
 High school 421 42.1% 341 34.1% 342 34.2% 360 36.0%
 College or university 233 23.3% 109 10.9% 167 16.7% 200 20.0%
Marital status
 Married 607 60.7% 560 56.1% 535 53.5% 650 65.0%
 Not married, divorced 361 36.1% 414 41.4% 451 45.1% 309 30.9%
 Widow 32 3.2% 25 2.5% 14 1.4% 41 4.1%
Religious
 Very actively religious 103 10.3% 188 18.8% 46 4.6% 294 29.4%
 Actively religious 232 23.2% 454 45.4% 160 16.0% 298 29.8%
 Not actively 284 28.4% 185 18.5% 180 18.0% 322 32.2%
 Not religious 381 38.1% 173 17.3% 614 61.4% 86 8.6%
Previous genetic test
(self, partner, children)
 Yes 112 11.2% 150 15.0% 211 21.1% 74 7.4%
 No 878 87.8% 850 85.0% 789 78.9% 926 92.6%