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Table 1 Characteristics of participants and gender

From: Current attitudes and preconceptions on newborn genetic screening in the Chinese reproductive-aged population

  Total (n = 1141, 100%) Male (n = 271, 23.75%) Female (n = 870, 76.25%) Value P
Age (years old)
  ≤ 24 41 (3.59%) 9 (3.32%) 32 (3.68%) 2.942 P > 0.05
 25–29 443 (38.83%) 95 (35.06%) 348 (40%)   
 30–34 490 (42.94%) 121 (44.65%) 369 (42.41%)   
  ≥ 35 167 (14.64%) 46 (16.97%) 121 (13.91%)   
Have you had family history of genetic disease?
 Yes 3 (0.26%) 0 (0.00%) 3 (0.34%) 0.937 P > 0.05
 No 1138 (99.74%) 271 (100%) 867 (99.66%)   
Educational background
 Below high school 53 (4.64%) 12 (4.43%) 41 (4.71%) 0.509 P > 0.05
 High school/technical secondary school 103 (9.03%) 22 (8.12%) 81 (9.31%)   
 Junior college/ Vocational College 242 (21.21%) 60 (22.14%) 182 (20.92%)   
 Undergraduate or above 743 (65.12%) 177 (65.31%) 566 (65.06%)   
Family income
  < 100 thousand RMB 187 (16.39%) 49 (18.08%) 138 (15.86%) 0.890 P > 0.05
 100–250 thousand RMB 577 (50.57%) 134 (49.45%) 443 (50.92%)   
 260–400 thousand RMB 255 (22.35%) 61 (22.51%) 194 (22.30%)   
  > 400 thousand RMB 122 (10.69%) 27 (9.96%) 95 (10.92%)   
Nation
 Han nationality 1117 (97.90%) 267 (98.52%) 850 (97.70%) 0.679 P > 0.05
 Others 24 (2.10%) 4 (1.48%) 20 (2.30%)   
Had any abnormalities in you/your spouse's fetus during pregnancy?
 Yes 34 (2.98%) 10 (3.69%) 24 (2.76%) 0.620 P > 0.05
 No 1107 (97.02%) 261 (96.31%) 846 (97.24%)