Table 3

Relationship between demographic factors and experience of research involvement on reported knowledge of medicines R&D

No or less than good knowledgeGood or very good knowledgeMantel-Haenszel χ2
p Value
OR (95% CI)
Overall (N=6931)84% (5800)16% (1131)NANA
Gender
 Female (N=3546)85% (3005)15% (541)5.68; df=1; p<0.051.0
 Male (N=3385)83% (2796)17% (589)1.17 (1.03 to 1.33)
Age (years)
 18–24 (N=930)81% (751)19% (179)1.0
 25–34 (N=1450)81% (1175)19% (275)0.03; df=1; p=NS0.98 (0.80 to 1.21)
 35–44 (N=1561)85% (1322)15% (240)6.3; df=1; p<0.050.76 (0.61 to 0.95)
 45–54 (N=1426)85% (1214)15% (213)7.6; df=1; p<0.010.74 (0.59 to 0.92)
 55–64 (N=1161)85% (982)16% (180)5.1; df=1; p<0.050.77 (0.61 to 0.97)
 65 and over (N=404)89% (358)11% (46)12.4; df=1; p<0.00010.54 (0.38 to 0.77)
Previous research participation
 No=635886% (5480)14% (877)1.0
 Yes=57356% (319)44% (253)355; df=1; p<0.0014.97 (4.14 to 5.99)
  • NA, not available; NS, not significant.