Table 2

Distribution of results on the evidence of genetic discrimination.

Results by region studied

All studies (33)

Conclusions on the evidence of GD

Europe

(11)

US and Canada

(19)

Australia

(5)

Studies on single condition

(n = 19)a

Studies on multiple conditions

(n = 14)a

Validated studies

(n = 8)a

Non-validated studies

(n = 25)a

Overall (n = 33)


(1) GD exists and is a concern

5

8

2

9

5

4

10

14

(2) GD exists but is rare and exceptional

5

10

2

8

8

3

13

16

(3) There was no evidence of GD

1

1

1

2

1

1

2

3


aOut of 33. GD: genetic discrimination.

Joly et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:25   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-25

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