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Table 1 Sociodemographic and medical characteristics of the withdrawers (n = 48) and the attendees (n = 85)

From: Withdrawal from Genetic Counselling for Cancer

  withdrawers (n = 48) attendees (n = 85) p-value
  n % n %  
Age (mean, sd) in years [range] mean = 44 [20-74] (sd = 11) mean = 50 [26-78] (sd = 12) p = 0.003
Marital status      
   - living with a partner/married 37 77% 62 73% p = 0.60
Children      
   - yes 32 67% 67 79% p = 0.12
Education      
   - low 11 24% 23 27%  
   - moderate 16 35% 39 46% p = 0.20
   - high 16 41% 22 26%  
Treated for cancer      
   - yes 21 44% 61 72% p = 0.001
Role in family      
   - first who applied 41 85% 35 41%  
   - first, with relative(s) 2 4% 38 45% p = 0.000
   - others applied first 5 10% 12 14%