TABLE 3

Most Commonly Explained Jargon Words

ConditionJargon WordaNo. of Transcripts With Explanation (%)b
CF1. Cystic fibrosis25 (86.2)
2. Carrier19 (65.5)
3. Sweat test19 (65.5)
4. False positive15 (51.7)
5. Screening test12 (41.4)
SCH1. Sickle cell trait, or trait by itself23 (76.7)
2. Sickle cell21 (70)
3. Carrier14 (46.7)
4. Hemoglobin11 (36.7)
5. Newborn screening10 (33.3)
  • a Jargon words were lemmatized for this table (eg, “screen” includes screen, screened, and screening).

  • b Values indicate proportions of transcripts in reference to 29 CF transcripts and 30 SCH transcripts.