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Table 5 Participants’ demands after undergoing the genetic screening

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%)
Which ways would you like to learn more about NBGS? (Multiple options)
 Consult doctors face to face 1047 (91.76%) 917 (92.72%) 130 (85.53%)   
 Brochure or education video of outpatient waiting area 683 (59.86%) 599 (60.57%) 84 (55.26%)   
 Get online and research by oneself 319 (27.96%) 274 (27.70%) 45 (29.61%) 1.781 P > 0.05
 Study or lecture for pregnant women 622 (54.51%) 549 (55.51%) 73 (48.03%)   
 The official account of hospital 571 (50.04%) 507 (51.26%) 64 (42.11%)   
Will you actively obtain a genetic diagnosis after a positive genetic screening result?
 Yes, actively carry out a genetic diagnosis to clarify the disease 1124 (98.51%) 986 (99.70%) 138 (90.79%) 71.218 P < 0.05
 No need, genetic screening is equal to genetic diagnosis 17 (1.49%) 3 (0.30%) 14 (9.21%)   
If your child's genetic screening results reveal other suspected pathogenic genes, but are not related to the clinical phenotype, would you like to be informed?
 Yes, I need to know 1119 (98.07%) 978 (98.89%) 141 (92.76%) 26.135 P < 0.05
 Don’t want to know, to reduce the anxiety after knowing the result 22 (1.93%) 11 (1.11%) 11 (7.24%)   
If you know that your children have carried pathogenic genes through genetic screening, will you tell them when they become adults?
 Yes, and recommend them to do a carrier screen with their partner before giving birth to their child 1069 (93.69%) 935 (94.54%) 134 (88.16%) 9.077 P < 0.05
 Will not tell them, to reduce their anxiety after knowing the results 72 (6.31%) 54 (5.46%) 18 (11.84%)