Table 2

Respondents' attitudes towards the different types of medical research (n=600)

CharacteristicWhich type of medical research is important?Which type of medical research would you volunteer for?
SurveyBlood sampleSolid tissue sampleClinical drug trialSurveyBlood sampleSolid tissue sampleClinical drug trial
Aggregate87.589.083.287.588.281.769.049.5
Age (years)
 ≤2591.589.489.489.493.687.261.742.6
 26–4587.189.282.887.688.881.169.750.0
 ≥4687.387.381.785.980.381.769.050.7
Gender
 Men88.887.183.190.287.581.471.255.9*
 Women86.290.883.384.988.982.066.943.3
Healthcare setting
 Inpatient94.094.990.287.692.785.975.258.5
 Outpatient83.385.278.787.485.279.065.043.7
 Public91.091.4*86.188.089.482.267.653.9
 Private78.682.775.686.385.180.472.638.1
Geographical area
 Rural93.391.588.3*89.091.984.871.042.9
 Urban82.386.878.586.184.978.967.256.9
Average monthly expenses (Egyptian pounds)
 ≤50089.891.285.187.487.980.566.053.0
 501–100088.989.484.590.887.485.572.551.7
 ≥100184.586.580.085.889.780.070.345.2
Education
 Illiteracy89.592.184.684.688.282.571.555.7
 Sub-university87.484.581.687.486.477.764.649.5
 University84.990.483.191.690.485.571.141.0
Employment
 Unemployed88.290.382.485.189.682.468.948.8
 Manual86.986.983.686.988.583.678.750.8
 Skilled85.783.579.189.081.374.762.662.6
 Semi-professional87.091.389.193.589.189.178.354.3
 Professional87.690.385.890.389.481.465.538.1