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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents randomly allocated to different magnitudes of treatment effectiveness expressed in terms of postponement of heart attack. Percentages in parentheses

From: Can postponement of an adverse outcome be used to present risk reductions to a lay audience? A population survey

   Postponement of heart attack
   1 month 6 months 12 months 2 years 4 years 8 years Total Danish population*
  Total 226 220 243 244 214 220 1367 2669018
Age 40–49 53 (23) 60 (27) 69 (28) 80 (33) 58 (27) 52 (24) 372 (27) 776802 (29)
  50–59 61 (27) 69 (31) 60 (25) 63 (26) 44 (21) 59 (27) 356 (26) 743971 (28)
  60–69 57 (25) 44 (20) 51 (21) 37 (15) 56 (26) 47 (21) 292 (21) 574939 (22)
  70–79 37 (16) 28 (13) 42 (17) 46 (19) 32 (15) 37 (17) 222 (16) 351450 (13)
  80+ 18 (8) 19 (9) 21 (9) 18 (7) 24 (11) 25 (11) 125 (9) 221856 (8)
Gender Women 108 (48) 121 (55) 130 (53) 124 (51) 109 (51) 125 (57) 717 (52) 1386709 (52)
Educational Attainment# Low 60 (27) 62 (28) 68 (28) 62 (25) 47 (22) 59 (27) 358 (26) (32)
  Intermediate 111 (49) 97 (44) 110 (45) 106 (43) 111 (52) 104 (47) 639 (47) (43)
  High 55 (24) 61 (28) 65 (27) 76 (31) 56 (26) 57 (26) 370 (27) (25)
Elevated cholesterol level Yes 48 (21) 43 (20) 37 (15) 42 (17) 39 (18) 38 (17) 247 (18) Data not available
  No/Don't know 178 (79) 177 (80) 206 (85) 202 (83) 175 (82) 182 (83) 1120 (82)  
Myocardial Infarction Yes 14 (6) 10 (5) 11 (5) 9 (4) 10 (5) 14 (6) 68 (5) Data not available
  No/Don't know 212 (94) 210 (95) 232 (95) 235 (96) 204 (95) 206 (94) 1299 (95)  
Household Income (DKK1,000) 0–200 75 (33) 55 (25) 69 (28) 53 (22) 65 (30) 66 (30) 383 (28) Data not available
  200–400 52 (23) 55 (25) 69 (28) 55 (23) 52 (24) 61 (28) 344 (25)  
  400–600 37 (16) 47 (21) 53 (22) 63 (26) 32 (15) 41 (19) 273 (20)  
  600- 32 (14) 38 (17) 27 (11) 43 (18) 33 (15) 33 (15) 206 (15)  
  Don't know/denied response 30 (13) 25 (11) 25 (10) 30 (12) 32 (15) 19 (9) 161 (12)  
  1. * [20]
  2. # Data on educational attainment for the Danish population covers age 40–69 years. Data on the population aged 70+ are not available