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Table 2 Means, standard deviations, medians and interquartile ranges of the responses regarding the attitudes towards genetic testing

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

Items Hungary Slovakia Czechia Poland
Mean SD Q2 IQR Mean SD Q2 IQR Mean SD Q2 IQR Mean SD Q2 IQR
Personal benefits
 To prevent disease I would want to know my risk of getting certain diseases 3.81 1.28 4 2 3.54 1.28 4 2 3.84 1.25 4 2 3.38 1.37 4 3
 I am curious about my genetic make-up 3.66 1.36 4 2 3.34 1.22 3 1 3.46 1.2 4 1 3.36 1.37 3 3
 I do not want to know what kind of diseases I could get in the futurea 3.44 1.41 4 3 3.34 1.24 3 1 3.51 1.24 4 2 3.39 1.37 3 3
 Knowing my risk of getting a serious disease, I would be able to control my life more 3.66 1.26 4 2 3.38 1.1 3 1 3.61 1.16 4 2 3.31 1.28 3 2
Genetic determinism
 When people know their genetic make-up they will not be able to lead their own lives 2.78 1.26 3 2 2.86 1.11 3 2 2.66 1.13 3 1 2.75 1.23 3 2
 When people know their genetic make-up they will take less responsibilities 2.47 1.21 2 2 2.55 1.05 3 1 2.67 1.06 3 1 2.71 1.18 3 1
 People’s knowledge of their genetic make-up will decrease their self-confidence 2.88 1.23 3 2 2.85 1.05 3 1 2.75 1.07 3 1 2.76 1.21 3 2
 Genetic tests deprive people’s freedom to live as they want 2.59 1.3 3 3 2.87 1.13 3 1 2.72 1.15 3 1 2.85 1.28 3 2
Availability and use of genetic tests
 The use of genetic tests among people should be stimulated 3.26 1.24 3 1 2.83 0.98 3 1 3.49 1.09 3 1 3.22 1.18 3 1
 Genetic tests should be available for those who want to use them 4.07 1.22 5 2 3.62 1.19 4 2 3.97 1.19 4 2 3.59 1.31 4 2
 More money should be available for the development of genetic tests 3.98 1.16 4 2 3.36 1.1 3 1 3.57 1.05 4 1 3.34 1.25 3 1
 Genetic tests should be offered to all pregnant women 4.15 1.14 5 2 3.64 1.17 4 2 3.71 1.16 4 2 3.41 1.29 3 2
  1. aIn the scale analyses the answers were recoded (1 = 5; 2 = 4; 4 = 2; 5 = 1). SD: Standard deviation; Q2: Median; IQR: Interquartile range