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Table 2 Participant demographics

From: Making a decision about trial participation: the feasibility of measuring deliberation during the informed consent process for clinical trials

Demographic characteristics n(%)
Number of participants by trial  
1 81 (60)
2 27 (20)
3 28 (20)
Number of participants by site (recruiting to trial 1, 2 or 3)  
1 (trial 1, 2 and 3) 46 (34)
2 (trial 2 and 3) 14 (10)
3 (trial 3) 8 (6)
4 (trial 2) 6 (4)
5 (trial 1) 18 (13)
6 (trial 1 and 2) 25 (18)
7 (trial 1 and 2) 19 (14)
Median age, yr (IQR) 55 (43 to 65)
Males 34 (25)
Educational attainmenta  
No formal education 38 (28)
Secondary 59 (44)
Higher 38 (28)
Previous trial participation (number of trials)  
0 120 (88)
1 13 (10)
2 2 (2)
3 1 (1)
Person providing patient info leaflet  
Research nurse 111 (82)
Consultant 8 (6)
Specialist Registrar 1 (1)
Other 16 (12)
Person taking consent  
Research nurse 109 (81)
Consultant 7 (5)
Specialist registrar 2 (1)
Other 17 (13)
Consented to trial 128 (94)
Median time to make decision, days (IQR) 1 (0.04 to 14)
  1. aData for one respondent are missing.