Table 2.

Correlations among belief and attitudes about genetics and interest in genetic testing

Questions about genetics123
High interest in genetic testing*1.000.220.27
Belief about genetics and lung cancer1.000.53§
Expect level of lung cancer risk if tested1.00
  • * Level of interest in genetic testing (continuous 1-7, not at all interested to extremely interested; binary cut at mean: 0, ≤ 5.0 and 1, >5.0.

  • P < 0.05.

  • 0 (genetics not involved in lung cancer) to 100 (genes completely the cause of lung cancer). Level of risk of lung cancer if tested (0, lower risk; 1, higher risk).

  • § P < 0.001.

  • 0, lower; 1, higher.