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Table 3 Recognition level of the terms “informed 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 0 (0%) 5 (23.8%) 16 (76.2%)
High school 30 (10.1%) 72 (24.2%) 196 (65.8%)
Professional school 27 (15.9%) 34 (20.0%) 109 (64.0%)
University 126 (30.0%) 119 (22.4%) 286 (53.9%)
Graduate school 18 (30.0%) 10 (16.7%) 32 (53.3%)
Others 5 (8.6%) 9 (15.5%) 44 (75.9%)
Does not want to answer 1 (8.3%) 4 (33.3%) 7 (58.3%)