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Table 3 Characteristics of study population

From: Selecting a BRCA risk assessment model for use in a familial cancer clinic

  Carriers
(n = 100)
Non-Carriers
(n = 200)
Carrier status BRCA1: 58% not
  BRCA2: 42% applicable
Gender Female: 91% Female: 98%
  Male: 9% Male: 2%
Ashkenazi Jewish descent Yes: 39% Yes: 40%
  No: 61% No: 60%
Mean age (± standard deviation) 51 years 52 years
  (± 12.7) (± 13.5)
Type of cancer Breast: 75% Breast: 73%
  Ovarian: 6% Ovarian: 0%
  Both: 4% Both: 0%
  Not affected: 15% Not affected: 27%
Number of 1 st degree relatives with breast or ovarian cancer None: 35% None: 36%
  One or more: 65% One or more: 64%