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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants

From: Assessing the quality of informed consent in a resource-limited setting: A cross-sectional study

Sociodemographic characteristics
Age, mean (SD), yr 37.6 (7.7)
No formal education (n, %) 53 (8.9)
Female Gender (n, %) 385 (64.2)
Informed Consent Process No
First research project for participant 8.0 % (48/600)
Felt were given enough information* 5.9 % (35/598)
Signed a consent form* 5.7 % (34/592)
Felt pressured to participate* 95.0 % (568/598)
Refusal to participate would affect regular medical care* 59.8 % (357/597)
Anticipated benefits for participation* 7.0 % (42/599)
Anticipated risks for participation 68.2 % (409/600)
Knowledge of voluntary withdrawal* 33.7 % (201/596)
  1. *The numbers do not add up to 600 participants due to missing data.