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Table 3 Descriptive results

From: Subjective versus objective risk in genetic counseling for hereditary breast and/or ovarian cancers

  Mean Range
Anxiety 7.9 0-16
Depression 5.1 0-15
Cancer Risk Perception* 38.9 0-100
Genetic Risk Perception** 39.9 0-86.8
BRCA pro Cancer Risk 10.6 0-99.1
BRCA pro Genetic Risk 18.7 0.10-66.5
  Frequency %
Adequacy of the cancer risk perception
Overestimation 65 56.9
Adequate Estimation 38 31.9
Underestimation 13 11.2
Adequacy of the genetic risk perception
Overestimation 77 66.9
Adequate Estimation 30 26.1
Underestimation 8 6.9
  1. *14 subjects were unable to report their risk levels for cancer of the breast and/or ovaries
  2. **15 subjects were unable to report their level of risk of being a carrier of the genetic mutation of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes