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Table 1 Socio-demographic and medical characteristics

From: The withdrawal from oncogenetic counselling and testing for hereditary and familial breast and ovarian cancer. A descriptive study of an Italian sample

N= 56 subjects Mean Range
Age 48,6 27–70
Number of relatives affected by cancer 3,9 0–13
  Frequency %
Status
Single 17 30,4
Married 39 69,6
Number of children
No children 15 26,8
Up to two children 29 51,8
More than two children 12 21,4
Education
Elementary and middle 19 33,9
Higher 26 46,4
Degree 11 19,6
Work
Workers 27 48,2
Non workers 29 51,8
Religion
Roman Catholic 52 92,9
Other 4 7,1
Practicing
Practicing 28 50
Non practicing 28 50
Disease
Affected 18 32,1
Not affected 38 67,9