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Table 2 Compliance of participants with NBS

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

  Is it necessary to undergo genetic screening? Value P
Total (n = 1141, 100%) Yes (n = 989, 86.68%) No/I don’t know (n = 152, 13.32%)
Do you think if both couples do not have genetic diseases, their child will not have a genetic disease?
 Yes 117 (10.25%) 93 (9.40%) 24 (15.79%)   
 No 738 (64.68%) 673 (68.05%) 65 (42.76%) 37.038 P < 0.05
 I don't know 286 (25.07%) 223 (23.56%) 63 (41.45%)   
If the NBS results are negative, does it mean that the baby will not have an IMD?
 Yes 127 (11.13%) 108 (10.92%) 19 (12.50%)   
 No 647 (56.70%) 594 (60.06%) 53 (34.87%) 37.879 P < 0.05
 I don't know 367 (32.17%) 287 (29.02%) 80 (52.63%)   
Do you know what it means to be suspiciously positive for NBS?
 It means that there have abnormal indicators and needs to be further re-examined 1052 (92.20%) 935 (94.54%) 117 (76.97%) 67.085 P < 0.05
 It means that a disease has been diagnosed 15 (1.31%) 13 (1.31%) 2 (1.31%)   
 I don't know, it’s probably meaningless 74 (6.49%) 41 (4.15%) 33 (21.71%)   
 If your child's neonatal disease screening is suspiciously positive, how would you treat it?
 No treatment until the child has symptoms 5 (0.44%) 3 (0.30%) 2 (1.31%)   
 Search information on the Internet and treat by oneself 5 (0.44%) 4 (0.40%) 1 (0.66%) 3.296 P > 0.05
 Go to the appointed hospital or department immediately 1131 (99.12%) 982 (99.30%) 149 (98.03%)   
  1. IMD inherited metabolic diseases, NBS newborn screening