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Table 1 Summary of the responses to the questions according to age, gender and highest formal education attained

From: Informed consent for clinical treatment in low-income setting: evaluating the relationship between satisfying consent and extent of recall of consent information

    Appropriate Response Inappropriate Response Total χ2
Question 1 Age <45 yrs 169 (81.6%) 38 (18.4%) 207 (100%) 0.10
≥45 yrs 120 (74.1%) 42 (25.9%) 162 (100%)
Gender Female 153 (88.4%) 20 (11.6%) 173 (100%) <0.001
Male 136 (69.4%) 60 (30.6%) 196 (100%)
Educational status ≤6 yrs 56 (62.2%) 34 (37.8%) 90 (100%) <0.001
>6 yrs 233 (83.5%) 46 (16.5%) 279 (100%)
Question 2 Age <45 yrs 133 (64.3%) 74 (35.7%) 207 (100%) 0.83
≥45 yrs 102 (63.0%) 60 (37.0%) 162 (100%)
Gender Female 121 (69.9%) 52 (30.1%) 173 (100%) 0.01
Male 114 (58.2%) 82 (41.8%) 196 (100%)
Educational status ≤6 yrs 46 (51.1%) 44 (48.9%) 90 (100%) 0.01
>6 yrs 189 (67.7%) 90 (32.3%) 279 (100%)
Question 3 Age <45 yrs 51 (24.6%) 156 (75.4%) 207 (100%) 0.13
≥45 yrs 29 (17.9%) 133 (82.1%) 162 (100%)
Gender Female 41 (23.7%) 132 (76.3%) 173 (100%) 0.38
Male 39 (19.9%) 157 (80.1%) 196 (100%)
Educational status ≤8 yrs 8 (8.9%) 82 (91.1%) 90 (100%) 0.001
>8 yrs 72 (25.8%) 207 (74.2%) 279 (100%)
  1. [Question 1: recall of nature of disease condition; Question 2: recall of nature of planned surgery; Question 3: recall of risks involved in planned surgery; χ2: Fisher exact test; Educational status captures duration of formal education]