Table 4

Respondents' responses regarding storage and use of blood samples in future research (n=600)†

CharacteristicGiven to other investigators without re-contact?Time limit for storage of samples?Right to withdraw blood samples?Right to share in commercial profits?Notification given of results relevant to health?Blood sample may be used for future genetic research
Aggregate53.321.728.832.888.866.2
Age (years)
 ≤2546.0**27.433.638.193.671.7
 26–4555.220.225.827.490.764.5
 ≥4654.820.529.736.084.565.3
Gender
 Men47.1**28.833.639.3**89.263.1
 Women59.314.824.326.688.569.2*
Healthcare setting
 Inpatient48.317.929.538.588.973.5**
 Outpatient56.624.0*28.429.288.861.5
 Public50.721.529.635.288.467.4
 Private60.122.026.826.889.963.1
Geographical area
 Rural49.127.6**35.3*36.092.9**68.2
 Urban57.116.423.030.085.264.4
Average monthly expenses (Egyptian pounds)
 ≤50047.918.127.035.385.164.2
 501–100061.8*25.130.431.989.466.7
 ≥100152.321.929.030.392.969.7
Education
 Illiteracy44.322.434.236.085.561.8
 Sub-university62.119.921.833.089.866.5
 University54.822.930.128.392.271.7
Employment
 Unemployed56.713.824.628.787.567.5
 Manual50.832.836.144.383.659.0
 Skilled37.435.239.641.893.460.4
 Semi-professional65.217.415.223.984.873.9
 Professional54.026.532.733.692.968.1
  • *p<0.01; **p<0.001.

  • Data are percentage of ‘yes’ responses.