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Table 1 Demographics by consent form versions

From: Experimenting with modifications to consent forms in comparative effectiveness research: understanding the impact of language about financial implications and key information

  Experiment 1 Experiment 2
Form A: standard (n = 319)
N (%)
Form B: tailored compensation (n = 339)
N (%)
Form B: tailored compensation/standard key information (n = 248)
N (%)
Form C: modified key information (n = 254)
N (%)
Form D: clarified costs (n = 251)
N (%)
Age (years)      
 18–29 77 (24.1) 70 (20.7) 56 (22.6) 54 (21.3) 58 (23.1)
 30–44 157 (49.2) 166 (49.0) 141 (56.9) 145 (57.1) 132 (52.6)
 45–59 70 (21.9) 74 (21.8) 36 (14.5) 46 (18.1) 48 (19.1)
 60+ 15 (4.7) 26 (7.7) 14 (5.7) 8 (3.2) 13 (5.2)
Gender      
 Male 202 (63.3) 197 (58.1) 161 (64.9) 161 (63.4) 143 (57.0)
 Female 116 (36.4) 136 (40.1) 85 (34.3) 91 (35.8) 106 (42.2)
 Prefer to self-describe/prefer not to answer 1 (0.3) 6 (1.8) 2 (0.8) 2 (0.8) 2 (0.8)
Race      
 Asian 18 (5.6) 18 (5.3) 6 (2.4) 14 (5.5) 9 (3.6)
 Black or African American 31 (9.7) 46 (13.6) 50 (20.2) 43 (16.9) 44 (17.5)
 Hispanic/Latino(a) 21 (6.6) 11 (3.2) 14 (5.6) 9 (3.5) 9 (3.6)
 White or European American 239 (74.9) 254 (74.9) 164 (66.1) 175 (68.9) 178 (70.9)
 Other 6 (1.9) 5 (1.5) 13 (5.2) 9 (3.5) 8 (3.2)
Education      
 Less than high school 0 1 (0.3) 0 1 (0.1) 0
 High school graduate or GED 37 (11.6) 35 (10.3) 15 (6.0) 54 (7.2) 15 (6.0)
 Some college 79 (24.8) 79 (23.3) 42 (16.7) 121 (16.1) 42 (16.7)
 Bachelor’s degree 157 (49.2) 176 (51.9) 140 (55.8) 435 (57.8) 140 (55.8)
 Postgraduate or Professional degree 46 (14.4) 48 (14.2) 54 (21.5) 142 (18.9) 54 (21.5)
  1. Demographic characteristics of survey respondents by experiment and consent form version