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Table 1 Demographic awareness of the Nagahama study, self-rate understanding of terminology, and willingness toward drug susceptibility genetic testing

From: Experiences and attitudes of residents regarding a community-based genome cohort study in Japan: a population-based, cross-sectional study

  Male (n = 704) Female (n = 769)
  % n % n
Age group (years)
 30–39 16.1 112 20.7 159
 40–49 20.1 140 22.8 175
 50–59 23.8 166 26.3 202
 60–69 40.0 279 30.2 232
Formal educational period
 High school graduate and lower 59.1 392 56.3 414
 College and higher 40.9 271 43.8 322
Awareness of the Nagahama study contents
 Know more than one content 30.6 210 50.3 381
 Know nothing 69.7 483 49.7 376
Self-rated understanding of terminology
 Higha 35.7 251 24.1 185
 Mediumb 35.1 247 35.0 269
 Lowc 28.0 197 38.4 295
Willingness toward drug susceptibility genetic testing (Would you like to donate your DNA for drug susceptibility genetic testing?)
 Yes 49.3 339 47.9 360
 Neutral 27.2 187 32.0 240
 No 23.4 161 20.1 151
  1. aUnderstanding “gene” and “genome” and understanding “gene” and having heard of “genome”
  2. bHaving heard of “gene” and “genome” or understanding “gene” and having never known about “genome”
  3. cHaving of “gene” and not “genome” or having never known about “gene” nor “genome”