Table 1

Percentage of positive responses when investigating participants' perception of ethical acceptability

QuestionPercentage of positive responses
AgeDeprivation quintiles
FemaleMaleAllLeast deprivedMost deprived
18–3940–6465+18–3940–6465+18–3940–6465+12345
4.1—The message33.3334.3834.0444.4452.1731.4641.6745.8128.5730.336.7637.545.5944.45
4.2—Fairness/responsibility33.3343.7534.5585.7153.5148.15705042.0339.0650.8846.7753.1349.21
4.3—NHS values33.3343.5532.695047.3737.0445.4546.0234.8134.3844.4639.345044.45
4.4—Autonomy and choice66.6760.6647.1783.3363.9656.4177.7862.7951.8859.386055.1762.957.63
4.5—Wider impact33.3347.5442.595057.0246.1545.5553.1144.7837.153.4544.2657.1456.45
4.6—Opportunity cost057.8947.0683.3359.824555.5659.1745.1141.6753.5758.6265.0849.15
4.7—Risk66.6674.1973.7787.577.5784.7181.8276.3380.4180.9579.378073.8579.37
Overall acceptability (excluding 4.7) 0=completely unacceptable
1=very acceptable
 Mean0.330.460.390.530.550.400.480.520.390.370.470.460.550.48
 SD0.440.410.400.460.420.400.440.420.400.400.410.420.410.43
  • NHS, National Health Service.