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Table 4 Shows the result of matching the ‘Affirmative’ group of responses against the ‘Negative’ group of responses to the question (Q3): what are the risks 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 45 (30.6%) 102 (69.4%) 147 (100%) 0.32
≥45 yrs 25 (24.3%) 78 (75.7%) 103 (100%)
Gender Female 36 (28.1%) 92 (71.9%) 128 (100%) 1.00
Male 34 (27.9%) 88 (72.1%) 122 (100%)
Educational status ≤6 yrs 6 (13.3%) 39 (86.7%) 45 (100%) 0.02
>6 yrs 64 (31.2%) 141 (68.8%) 205 (100%)
Negative Age <45 yrs 6 (10.0%) 54 (90.0%) 60 (100%) 0.74
≥45 yrs 4 (6.8%) 55 (93.2%) 59 (100%)
Gender Female 5 (11.1%) 40 (88.9%) 45 (100%) 0.50
Male 5 (6.8%) 69 (93.2%) 74 (100%)
Educational status ≤8 yrs 2 (4.4%) 43 (95.6%) 45 (100%) 0.32
>8 yrs 8 (10.8%) 66 (89.2%) 74 (100%)
  1. [χ2: Fisher exact test; Educational status captures duration of formal education]