Table 2

Distribution of responses to the risk attitude statements (Percent)

Strongly disagree

1

2

3

4

5

Stongly agree

6

n


a. I enjoy taking risks

15.7

30.6

22.8

21.8

7.8

1.2

829

b. I try to avoid situations that have uncertain outcomes*

3.4

17.5

26.8

23.6

21.5

7.2

828

c. Taking risks does not bother me if gains involved are high

9.0

26.1

30.4

23.0

9.5

1.9

829

d. I consider security an important element in every aspect of my life*

0.8

5.2

12.0

26.3

36.1

19.4

825

e. People have told me that I seem to enjoy taking chances

26.6

31.0

21.7

12.5

6.7

1.5

822

f. I rarely, if ever, take risks when there is another alternative*

4.2

14.8

29.3

22.4

17.5

11.8

830


* In the construction of the risk attitude index, statement b, d and f were reversely recorded.

Abelsen and Olsen BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:68   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-68

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