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Table 2 Consent to therapy and self reported understanding of information given. 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
Consent to therapy        
Yes 88 (39) 115 (52) 135 (56) 156 (64) 143 (67) 160 (73) 797 (58)
No 112 (50) 77 (35) 72 (30) 62 (25) 47 (22) 38 (17) 408 (30)
Too little information 26 (12) 28 (13) 36 (15) 26 (11) 24 (11) 22 (10) 162 (12)
Level of understanding        
Not difficult 177 (78) 170 (77) 192 (79) 210 (86) 174 (81) 179 (81) 1102 (81)
A little difficult 35 (16) 32 (15) 37 (15) 29 (12) 26 (12) 28 (13) 187 (14)
Very difficult 11 (5) 11 (5) 8 (3) 4 (2) 6 (3) 11 (5) 57 (4)
Impossible to understand 3 (1) 7 (3) 6 (2) 1 (0) 8 (4) 2 (0) 27 (2)