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Table 2 Counselee characteristics (N = 197).

From: Effects of a pre-visit educational website on information recall and needs fulfilment in breast cancer genetic counselling, a randomized controlled trial

  UC group
(n= 94)
Intervention group
(n= 103)
  Mean SD (range) Mean SD (range)
Age (years) 41.3 11.5
(21 to 68)
41.5 11.3
(21 to 69)
  N % N %
Children (having children) 64 68.1 71 68.9
Personal history of breast cancer (affected) 29 30.9 49 47.5
1st degree relatives affected with breast cancer 47 52.8 54 52.9
Educational attainment:     
University (MSc/BSc)/higher vocational education (BSc) 42 48.8 35 35.34
Middle vocational education 23 26.7 30 30.3
High school/Secondary education 18 20.9 33 33.3
< High school level 3 3.5 1 1.0
Referral pathway:     
GP 50 55.6 44 43.1
Specialist consultant UMC 18 24.4 32 31.4
Specialist consultant peripheral hospital 21 20.0 26 25.5
Indication for DNA-testinga 67 71.3 81 78.6
Breast cancer risk category:     
High (≥ 30% lifetime risk) 17 18.1 18 17.5
Moderate (20 to 30% lifetime risk) 34 36.2 38 36.9
Population (< 20% lifetime risk) 43 45.8 47 45.6
  1. a Indication for testing the counselee or a relative as judged during the initial visit. Summations vary due to missing values. GP, general practitioner; UC, usual care; UMC, University Medical Center.