Participant characteristics that influence consent for genetic research in a population-based survey: the Baltimore epidemiologic catchment area follow-up.

@article{Mezuk2008ParticipantCT,
  title={Participant characteristics that influence consent for genetic research in a population-based survey: the Baltimore epidemiologic catchment area follow-up.},
  author={Briana Mezuk and William W. Eaton and Peter P. Zandi},
  journal={Community genetics},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={171-8}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to investigate the sociodemographic and health characteristics associated with the willingness to donate a DNA sample, and consent to testing and long-term storage of that sample, among participants in a longitudinal community-based survey. SAMPLE Eighty-three percent of the 1,071 participants interviewed in 2004/5 agreed to donate a biological specimen (blood or buccal). RESULTS Age was consistently inversely associated with the willingness to allow… CONTINUE READING