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Table 1 Participant characteristics (n = 1,538)

From: Explaining, not just predicting, drives interest in personal genomics

Variable Frequency
n (%)
Mean age (SD; range) 48.7 (15.5; 20–95)
Female 936 (60.9)
Non-White race 154 (10.0)
Hispanic/Latino ethnicity 84 (5.5)
23andMe customers 978 (63.6)
Positive GAD-2 screen for anxiety/panic disorder 163 (10.6)
Highest level of education  
 < College degree 340 (22.1)
 College degree 472 (30.7)
 Some graduate school 531 (34.5)
 Doctoral degree 295 (12.7)
Self-reported health  
 Poor 65 (4.2)
 Fair 172 (11.2)
 Good 465 (30.3)
 Very good 604 (39.3)
 Excellent 231 (15.0)
  1. GAD-2, Generalized Anxiety Disorder – 2 Item Scale; SD, standard deviation