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Table 2 Number of offspring in the Family-Cancer Database in 1958-2002

From: The Swedish Family-Cancer Database: Update, Application to Colorectal Cancer and Clinical Relevance

  Total no. of offspring Offspring with cancer Offspring linked to parent Offspring with cancer not linked to parent
  n n % n % n %
All 7,400,436 224,225 3.0 7,240,222 97.8 26,254 0.4
Living offspring 7,100,978 144,602 2.0 7,010,092 98.6 8,936 0.1
Deceased offspring 289,458 79,623 27.5 230,130 79.5 17,318 6.0