Public awareness and use of direct-to-consumer genetic tests: Results from 3 state population-based surveys, 2006

Katrina A.B. Goddard, Debra Duquette, Amy Zlot, Jenny Johnson, Ann Annis-Emeott, Patrick W. Lee, Mary Pat Bland, Karen L. Edwards, Kristin Oehlke, Rebecca T. Giles, Ann Rafferty, Michelle L. Cook, Muin J. Khoury

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Abstract

We conducted population-based surveys on direct-to-consumer nutrigenomic testing in Michigan, Oregon, and Utah as part of the 2006 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Awareness of the tests was highest in Oregon (24.4%) and lowest in Michigan (7.6%). Predictors of awareness were more education, higher income, and increasing age, except among those 65 years or older. Less than 1% had used a health-related direct-to-consumer genetic test. Public health systems should increase consumer andprovidereducationandcontinue surveillance on direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)442-445
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume99
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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