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Table 3 Summary of the result of matching the ‘Affirmative’ group of responses against the ‘Negative’ group of responses to the question (Q2): may I know your understanding of the planned procedure?

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 115 (78.2%) 32 (21.8%) 147 (100%) 0.45
≥45 yrs 76 (73.8%) 27 (26.2%) 103 (100%)
Gender Female 102 (79.7%) 26 (20.3%) 128 (100%) 0.24
Male 89 (73.0%) 33 (27.0%) 122 (100%)
Educational status ≤6 yrs 27 (60.0%) 18 (40.0%) 45 (100%) 0.01
>6 yrs 164 (80.0%) 41 (20.0%) 205 (100%)
Negative Age <45 yrs 18 (30.0%) 42 (70.0%) 60 (100%) 0.13
≥45 yrs 26 (44.1%) 33 (55.9%) 59 (100%)
Gender Female 19 (42.2%) 26 (57.8%) 45 (100%) 0.43
Male 25 (33.8%) 49 (66.2%) 74 (100%)
Educational status ≤8 yrs 19 (42.2%) 26 (57.8%) 45 (100%) 0.43
>8 yrs 25 (33.8%) 49 (66.2%) 74 (100%)
  1. [χ2: Fisher exact test; Educational status captures duration of formal education]