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Table 2 Preferences for heart attack prevention according to its effectiveness in terms of RRR

From: Laypersons' understanding of relative risk reductions: Randomised cross-sectional study

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Baseline risk presented Baseline risk not presented
RRR Yes (%) No (%) Uncertain (%) RRR Yes (%) No (%) Uncertain (%)
10 (n = 128) 50.0 37.5 12.5 10 (n = 126) 47.6 34.9 17.5
20 (n = 152) 55.9 28.3 15.8 20 (n = 110) 65.5 20.0 14.5
30 (n = 130) 53.8 33.1 13.1 30 (n = 139) 61.9 20.1 18.0
40 (n = 139) 58.3 25.9 15.8 40 (n = 117) 57.3 26.5 16.2
50 (n = 130) 60.0 25.4 14.6 50 (n = 106) 60.4 29.2 10.4
60 (n = 127) 63.8 22.8 13.4 60 (n = 115) 56.5 20.9 22.6
Total (n = 806) 56.9 28.8 14.3 Total (n = 713) 58.1 25.2 16.7