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Table 3 Clinical trial participationNumber (%) of patients who agree/strongly agree to survey questions grouped by demographic characteristics of interest

From: Understanding the attitudes of the elderly towards enrolment into cancer clinical trials

  Age Health Status Cancer Status
Question n/N (%) < 75 n/N (%) ≥ 75 p-value n/N (%) Good/Excellent n/N (%) Poor/Marginal/Ave p-value n/N (%) Cured n/N (%) Not Cured p-value
1) I would participate in 'clinical trials' that study ways to prevent or screen for cancer 34/44 (77) 35/46 (76)   36/47 (77) 30/40 (75)   18/29 (62) 42/48 (88)  
   0.89   0.86   0.009
2) I would participate in a 'clinical trial' to compare a new drug to the old "standard" drug 24/43 (56) 21/46 (46)   24/47 (51) 20/39 (51)   13/30 (43) 25/47 (53)  
   0.34   0.98   0.40
3) I would participate in a clinical trial to test a new drug when there is no "standard" drug available 34/45 (76) 30/47 (64)   32/47 (68) 29/42 (69)   18/30 (60) 37/49 (76)  
   0.22   0.92   0.15