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Table 2 Shows the result of matching the ‘Affirmative’ group of responses against the ‘Negative’ group of responses to the question (Q1): may I know your understanding of your disease condition?

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
Affirmative Age <45 yrs 132 (89.8%) 15 (10.2%) 147 (100%) 0.03
≥45 yrs 82 (79.6%) 21 (20.4%) 103 (100%)
Gender Female 119 (93.0%) 9 (7.0%) 128 (100%) 0.001
Male 95 (77.9%) 27 (22.1%) 122 (100%)
Educational status ≤6 yrs 31 (68.9%) 14 (31.1%) 45 (100%) 0.002
>6 yrs 183 (89.3%) 22 (10.7%) 205 (100%)
Negative Age <45 yrs 37 (61.7%) 23 (38.3%) 60 (100%) 0.85
≥45 yrs 38 (64.4%) 21 (35.6%) 59 (100%)
Gender Female 34 (75.6%) 11 (24.4%) 45 (100%) 0.03
Male 41 (55.4%) 33 (44.6%) 74 (100%)
Educational status ≤8 yrs 25 (55.6%) 20 (44.4%) 45 (100%) 0.24
>8 yrs 50 (67.6%) 24 (32.4%) 74 (100%)
  1. [χ2: Fisher exact test; Educational status captures duration of formal education;]