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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of respondents (N = 116)

From: Colorectal Cancer in the Family: Psychosocial Distress and Social Issues in the Years Following Genetic Counselling

Characteristics N %
gender   
   male 60 52
   female 56 48
level of education   
   low 40 35
   moderate 43 37
   high 32 28
   missing 1 -
treated for cancer   
   yes 21 18
   benign polyp 25 22
   no 70 60
actual risk   
   mutation carriers 31 27
   clinical diagnosis of HNPCC 60 52
   non-carrier 25 22
time since last counselling (years)   
   mean (SD) 3.8 (2.3)
   median (range) 3 (1–11)
number of counselling sessions   
   mean (SD) 2.4 (2.0)
   1 32 29
   2 or more 84 71