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Table 4 Impact of certain aspects of biobanks on willingness to participate

From: Views of university students in Jordan towards Biobanking

Possibility of participating in a biobank under different circumstances Strongly disagree (%) Disagree (%) Agree (%) Strongly agree (%) Unsure (%)
Overall likelihood to participate 7 (1.7) 25 (6.2) 271 (67.4) 99 (24.6) 33 (7.5)
a. Lack of benefits 13 (3.0) 36 (8.3) 242 (55.6) 111 (25.5) 33 (7.6)
b. Undisclosed type of research 85 (19.5) 161 (37.0) 105 (24.1) 20 (4.6) 46 (10.6)
c. Unavailability of general research results 42 (9.7) 138 (31.7) 175 (40.2) 34 (7.8) 46 (10.6)
d. If managed by a governmental center 19 (4.4) 39 (9.0) 250 (57.5) 80 (18.4) 47 (10.8)
e. If managed by an academic institute 8 (1.8) 22 (5.1) 237 (54.5) 151 (34.7) 17 (3.9)
f. If managed by a private health sector 32 (7.4) 66 (15.2) 208 (47.8) 68 (15.6) 61 (14)
g. If managed by an Arab institute 16 (3.7) 46 (10.6) 249 (57.2) 83 (19.1) 41 (9.4)
h. If managed by a non-Arab institute 26 (6.0) 63 (14.5) 217 (49.9) 74 (17.0) 55 (12.6)