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Table 3 % Recommending a friend take treatment for bone disease by nature of information given regarding effects on chances for breast cancer or heart disease

From: Treatment decision-making and the form of risk communication: results of a factorial survey

Information given about ______ beyond baseline scenario Heart disease
Breast cancer None Risk is reduced by more than half Risk is reduced from 1 in 200 to 1 in 500
None % who recommend Take 66.8% 73.3% 71.6%
   Don't take 22.0% 15.2% 17.0%
   Don't know 11.2% 11.5% 11.5%
   (n) (937) (210) (262)
Risk doubles % who recommend Take 21.2% 22.3% 31.3%
   Don't take 59.8% 60.8% 49.6%
   Don't know 19.0% 16.9% 19.1%
   (n) (245) (209) (257)
Risk increases from 1 in 10,000 to 2 in 10,000 % who recommend Take 49.0% 62.8% 42.9%
   Don't take 40.0% 26.1% 42.9%
   Don't know 11.0% 11.1% 14.2%
   (n) (217) (214) (252)