Presumed risks of participating in clinical research among adults worldwide in 2017

This statistic depicts the percentage of people worldwide that felt that there were select risks in participating in clinical research studies as of 2017. According to the survey, 40 percent of respondents indicated that the possibility of side effects was a risk in participating in clinical research studies.

Percentage of adults that believe there are select risks in participating in a clinical research study as of 2017

Percentage of respondents
Possibility of side effects40%
Possible risks to overall health33%
Possiblity of receiving placebo or inactive drug (sugar pill)7%
Possibility of stopping treatments that may be providing benefit7%
Possibility of making my private medical information public3%
Possibility of missing too much time at work2%
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Source

Release date

November 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

May to July 2017

Number of respondents

12,427 respondents

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Which one of the following do you consider to be the greatest risk of participating in a clinical research study?"

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