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Table 4 Characteristics of participants

From: Genomic testing to determine drug response: measuring preferences of the public and patients using Discrete Choice Experiment (DCE)

  The public, scenario A The public, scenario B Patients, scenario A
N = 533 N = 525 N = 38
Age (years) N = 512 N = 510 N = 37
   Mean (std) 48.2 (15.7) 47.6 (15.9) 58.2 (9.4)
Education (%) N = 529 N = 514 N = 37
   Some high school 6.8% 6.6% 0%
   High school 42.2% 45.5% 2.7%
   College 36.1% 35.4% 27.0%
   Bachelor degree 12.5% 8.4% 37.8%
   Master degree 1.9% 3.5% 27.0%
   Doctorate 0.6% 0.6% 5.4%
Gender N = 522 N = 516 N = 36
   Female 48.5% 50.6% 58.3%
   Male 51.5% 49.4% 41.7%
Number of dependent children N = 532 N = 517 N = 36
   None 57.9% 56.5% 69.4%
   1 14.3% 15.5% 5.6%
   2 16.2% 16.1% 13.9%
   3 or more 11.6% 12.0% 11.1%
Description of current health situation N = 526 N = 521 N = 37
   Excellent 8.9% 11.3% 10.8%
   Very good 29.9% 28.6% 16.2%
   Good 29.1% 33.6% 32.4%
   With some health problems 28.7% 23.8% 21.6%
   Having serious health problems 3.4% 2.7% 18.9%
If knew anyone diagnosed with cancer N = 528 N = 519 N = 36
   Yes, very closely 17.8% 16.2% 2.8%
   Yes 38.1% 41.6% 30.6%
   No 44.1% 42.2% 66.7%
Household’s annual income (Can$) N = 516 N = 509 N = 36
   Less than 25000 15.5% 13.2% 2.8%
   25000 to 50000 30.2% 35.6% 27.8%
   50000 to 75000 23.1% 23.6% 11.1%
   75000 to 100000 16.9% 12.6% 13.9%
   100000 to 125000 7.8% 9.6% 8.3%
   More than 125000 6.6% 5.5% 36.1%