Table 3

Preferences for Risk Information Presentations

a. Time Horizon

1st Choice

2nd Choice

(n = 40)

(n = 33)


10-year

23%

12%

20-year

20%

58%

Lifetime

55%

27%

No response

3%

3%

b. Multiple diseases, multiple time

Preference


horizons

(n = 40)

Set A: 1 disease over 3 time horizons

53%

Set B: 3 diseases over 1 time horizon

43%

No response

5%

c. Relative vs. absolute risk

Graph

Text Preference


Preference

(n = 20)

(n = 25)

Relative risk

28%

30%

Absolute risk

72%

65%

No response

0%

5%

d. NNT

Preference


(n = 40)

Standard explanation (1 in x)

28%

Alternative explanation (x out of 100)

45%

Neither

25%

No response

3%


*Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

Fortin et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2001 1:2   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-1-2

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