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Table 5 Acceptability of the use of anonymised health data by purpose Respondents were asked whether they would be happy for their anonymised health data to be used for seven purposes, without being asked for their consent

From: Perceptions of anonymised data use and awareness of the NHS data opt-out amongst patients, carers and healthcare staff

  Own healthcare Organising services within the hospital Projects which improve NHS services Research by NHS staff Research by university researchers Research by drug companies or medical technology companies Research by companies who do not provide healthcare products or services
Yes No Unsure Yes No Unsure Yes No Unsure Yes No Unsure Yes No Unsure Yes No Unsure Yes No Unsure
Age (years)
 12–17 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 89.8% 5.1% 5.1% 94.9% 1.7% 3.4% 98.3% 1.7% 0.0% 79.7% 11.9% 8.5% 86.4% 8.5% 5.1% 52.5% 28.8% 18.6%
 18–24 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 94.1% 0.0% 5.9% 94.1% 5.9% 0.0% 93.6% 6.3% 0.0% 82.4% 17.6% 0.0% 82.4% 17.6% 0.0% 64.7% 29.4% 5.9%
 25–34 98.1% 0.0% 1.9% 96.2% 1.9% 1.9% 96.2% 1.9% 1.9% 94.3% 1.9% 3.8% 86.8% 9.4% 3.8% 62.3% 26.4% 11.3% 41.5% 54.7% 3.8%
 35–44 89.2% 5.4% 5.4% 94.6% 2.7% 2.7% 91.9% 5.4% 2.7% 91.9% 5.4% 2.7% 83.8% 10.8% 5.4% 73.0% 13.5% 13.5% 43.2% 45.9% 10.8%
 45–54 97.4% 0.0% 2.6% 97.4% 0.0% 2.6% 97.4% 0.0% 2.6% 92.3% 5.1% 2.6% 76.9% 7.7% 15.4% 61.5% 17.9% 20.5% 35.9% 41.0% 23.1%
 55–64 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 97.5% 2.5% 0.0% 95.0% 2.5% 2.5% 92.5% 2.5% 5.0% 92.5% 2.5% 5.0% 75.0% 10.0% 15.0% 41.0% 46.2% 12.8%
 65–74 97.5% 0.0% 2.5% 97.5% 0.0% 2.5% 95.0% 0.0% 5.0% 90.0% 2.5% 7.5% 92.5% 2.5% 5.0% 55.0% 15.0% 30.0% 22.5% 40.0% 37.5%
 75–84 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 93.8% 0.0% 6.3% 93.8% 0.0% 6.3% 93.3% 0.0% 6.7% 80.0% 6.7% 13.3% 33.3% 40.0% 26.7% 26.7% 46.7% 26.7%
 85+ 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 50.0% 25.0% 25.0% 50.0% 25.0% 25.0%
Gender
 Male 99.2% 0.0% 0.8% 99.2% 0.8% 0.0% 98.3% 0.8% 0.8% 97.5% 0.8% 1.7% 85.0% 8.3% 6.7% 73.3% 15.8% 10.8% 43.7% 43.7% 12.6%
 Female 96.6% 1.1% 2.2% 92.8% 2.8% 4.4% 92.8% 2.8% 4.4% 91.6% 3.9% 4.5% 86.0% 6.7% 7.3% 65.4% 16.8% 17.9% 40.8% 39.1% 20.1%
Ethnicity
 White 97.2% 0.5% 2.3% 94.4% 1.9% 3.7% 94.4% 1.4% 4.2% 94.9% 1.4% 3.7% 83.3% 8.3% 8.3% 69.4% 15.3% 15.3% 39.5% 41.9% 18.6%
 Asian/ Asian British 97.8% 2.2% 0.0% 95.6% 4.4% 0.0% 95.6% 4.4% 0.0% 88.9% 8.9% 2.2% 86.7% 8.9% 4.4% 62.2% 22.2% 15.6% 48.9% 42.2% 8.9%
 Black/ African/Caribbean/ Black British 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 91.3% 4.3% 4.3% 87.0% 8.7% 4.3% 56.5% 26.1% 17.4% 34.8% 39.1% 26.1%
 Mixed/ multiple ethnic groups 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 90.0% 0.0% 10.0% 90.0% 10.0% 0.0% 90.0% 10.0% 0.0% 90.0% 10.0% 0.0% 80.0% 10.0% 10.0% 40.0% 50.0% 10.0%
 Other 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 66.7% 22.2% 11.1%
Participant group
 Patient 97.1% 0.0% 2.9% 95.7% 0.0% 4.3% 95.7% 0.0% 4.3% 92.8% 1.4% 5.8% 94.2% 1.4% 4.3% 63.8% 13.0% 23.2% 41.2% 32.4% 26.5%
 Patient carer 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 96.0% 4.0% 0.0% 96.0% 4.0% 0.0% 92.3% 3.8% 3.8% 88.0% 4.0% 8.0% 72.0% 16.0% 12.0% 52.0% 28.0% 20.0%
 Visiting someone 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 93.3% 6.7% 0.0% 93.3% 6.7% 0.0% 86.7% 13.3% 0.0% 13.3% 86.7% 0.0%
 Here because of my work 95.2% 2.4% 2.4% 96.4% 2.4% 1.2% 94.0% 3.6% 2.4% 91.6% 4.8% 3.6% 85.5% 8.4% 6.0% 62.7% 25.3% 12.0% 41.0% 51.8% 7.2%
 Volunteer 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 84.6% 15.4% 0.0% 53.8% 30.8% 15.4% 30.8% 53.8% 15.4%
 Public member 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 86.7% 3.3% 10.0% 63.3% 10.0% 26.7% 40.0% 40.0% 20.0%