Table 3

Respondents' responses regarding collection of blood samples for future research†

CharacteristicConsent forms should provide an option for collection of blood samples for future research (n=600)Consent forms should include an option that future research should be restricted to the illness being studied (n=334) Consent forms do not need an option that future research should be restricted to the illness being studied (n=334)
Aggregate (n=600)44.339.954.0
Age (years)
 ≤2560.2*48.345.6
 26–4539.943.450.5
 ≥4641.430.663.3
Gender
 Men46.141.752.2
 Women42.638.055.9
Healthcare setting
 Inpatient54.3*31.262.7
 Outpatient38.047.946.0
 Public47.537.256.7
 Private36.348.945.0
Geographical area
 Rural54.436.157.8
 Urban35.345.348.6
Average expenses (Egyptian pounds/month)
 ≤50045.639.854.1
 501–100044.932.461.5
 ≥100138.751.542.4
Education
 Illiteracy51.334.459.5
 Below university42.243.950.0
 University degree and higher37.344.749.2
Employment
 Unemployed43.340.253.7
 Manual47.542.251.7
 Skilled56.029.264.7
 Semi-professional32.633.960.0
 Professional40.751.742.2
  • * p<0.01.

  • Data are percentage of ‘yes’ responses.

  • 6.1% answered ‘I don't know/no opinion’.