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Table 2 Degree of recognition of terms “informed consent/assent” and parents’ educational level

From: Parents’ attitudes towards and perceptions of involving minors in medical research from the Japanese perspective

Educational level Knows what it is
Number (%)
Have heard about it but does not know what it entails
Number (%)
Does not know what it is
Number (%)
Middle school 3 (14.3%) 5 (23.8%) 13 (61.9%)
High school 75 (25.2%) 65 (21.8%) 158 (53.0%)
Professional school 61 (35.9%) 33 (19.4%) 76 (44.7%)
University 282 (53.1%) 118 (22.2%) 131 (24.7%)
Graduate school 41 (68.3%) 10 (16.7%) 9 (15.0%)
Others 19 (32.8%) 13 (22.4%) 26 (44.8%)
Does not want to answer 5 (41.7%) 3 (25.0%) 4 (33.3%)