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Table 3 Primary reason for establishment by date

From: Characterizing biobank organizations in the U.S.: results from a national survey

Year established Facilitate research on a particular disease or type of disease Facilitate research generally Other reason Total
  n % n % n % n %
Before 2003 137 59 50 22 45 19 232 54
2003 or later 87 45 73 38 34 18 194 46
Total 224 53 123 29 79 19 426 100
  1. Χ2 = 13.71, P < 0.01