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Table 2 Comparison of participants who were and were not willing to undergo genetic testing

From: Primary care patient willingness for genetic testing for salt-sensitive hypertension: a cross sectional study

  Willing (n = 726), n(%) Not willing (n = 731), n(%) p value *
Age in years    0.004
  <50 213 (29) 256 (35)  
  50-64 229 (32) 177 (24)  
  65+ 284 (39) 298 (41)  
Sex    0.446
  Male 268 (37) 284 (39)  
  Female 458 (63) 447 (62)  
Occupation    0.006
  Healthcare worker 62 (9) 36 (5)  
  Not a healthcare worker 664 (91) 695 (95)  
Education level    <0.001
  Elementary school 37 (5) 65 (9)  
  Junior high school 188 (26) 205 (28)  
  High school 275 (38) 300 (41)  
  College 173 (24) 118 (16)  
  University 53 (7) 43 (6)  
Family medical history    
  Hypertension 317 (44) 233 (32) <0.001
  Diabetes mellitus 100 (14) 95 (13) 0.663
  Stroke 147 (20) 109 (15) 0.007
  Myocardial infarction 59 (8) 61 (8) 0.880
Personal medical history    
  Hypertension 276 (38) 223 (31) 0.003
  Diabetes 85 (12) 82 (11) 0.769
  Stroke 20 (3) 12 (2) 0.147
  Myocardial infarction 17 (2) 18 (2) 0.880
Obesity (BMI > 25) 153 (21) 140 (19) 0.360
Worries about    
  Hypertension 468 (64) 332 (45) <0.001
  Diabetes 380 (52) 326 (45) 0.003
Salt preference    0.109
  Prefers salty foods 448 (62) 421 (57)  
  Dose not prefer salty foods 278 (38) 310 (43)  
Current lifestyle behavior    
  Smoke 108 (15) 133 (18) 0.088
  Drink 296 (41) 289 (40) 0.630
  Regularly exercise 285 (39) 293 (40) 0.747
  Cutting down on salt intake 406 (56) 390 (53) 0.324
  1. Note: CI = confidence interval, BMI = body mass index. *chi-square test.