TABLE 2

Most Common Jargon Words Included in Counseling

ConditionJargon WordaNo. of Instances (% of Total)b
CF1. Cystic fibrosis455 (20.2)
2. Gene176 (7.8)
3. Carrier117 (5.2)
4. Screen97 (4.3)
5. Sweat test78 (3.5)
SCH1. Sickle cell399 (19.8)
2. Trait (alone)205 (10.2)
3. Gene193 (9.6)
4. Sickle cell trait110 (5.5)
5. Carrier110 (5.5)
  • a Jargon words were lemmatized for this table (eg, “screen” includes screen, screened, and screening).

  • b The total number of jargon words in all CF transcripts was 2258; the total number of jargon words in all SCH transcripts was 2012.