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Table 1 Distribution of characteristics among participants

From: Length of time periods in treatment effect descriptions and willingness to initiate preventive therapy: a randomised survey experiment

  Delay of Events
Category Subcategory 1 month 6 months 18 months Overall
Gender Men, % (n) 48.6 (169) 40.2 (141) 44.3 (148) 44.3 (458)
Women, % (n) 51.4 (179) 59.8 (210) 55.7 (186) 55.7 (575)
Age Mean (SD) 61.7 (8.5) 61.8 (8.7) 61.8 (8.6) 61.8 (8.6)
Education level Compulsory school, % (n) 27.2 (94) 29.0 (101) 27.5 (92) 27.9 (287)
Secondary school, % (n) 35.9 (124) 35.3 (123) 35.8 (120) 35.7 (367)
College or university, % (n) 36.8 (127) 35.6 (124) 36.7 (123) 36.4 (374)
History of cardiovascular disease Have had heart attack or angina, % (n) 7.4 (25) 5.5 (19) 4.5 (15) 5.8 (59)
No history of heart attack or angina, % (n) 92.6 (315) 94.5 (327) 95.5 (315) 94.2 (957)
Necessity-concern Framework Necessity, mediana (mean) 12 (12.1) 11 (11.0) 12 (12.6) 12 (11.6)
Concern, mediana (mean) 4 (4.8) 3 (4.4) 4 (5.1) 4 (4.8)
  1. Figures as percentages and numbers (n) if not stated otherwise. Mean values are presented with standard deviation (SD)
  2. aNecessity and concern was used in index form, ranging from 0 to 20