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Table 1 Socio-demographic variables and clinical status of the 127 arrhythmia risk patients coming to genetic counselling

From: Health status in patients at risk of inherited arrhythmias and sudden unexpected death compared to the general population

Variable Total
n = 127
%
100
Sex   
   Female 68 53.5
   Male 59 46.5
Age Groups   
   29 or less: 26 20.5
   30-39: 20 15.7
   40-49: 31 24.4
   50-59: 27 21.3
   60-69: 11 8.7
   70 or more: 12 9.4
Marital Status   
   Married/cohabitant 98 77.2
   Single 17 13.4
   Divorced/separated 7 5.5
   Widow/widower 4 3.1
   Missing 1 0.8
Children   
   Have children 99 78.0
   Missing 2 1.6
Employment 86 67.7
   Missing 1 0.8
Education Status   
   Primary school 26 20.5
   High school 64 50.4
   College/university 37 29.1
   Missing   
Heart-disease in family   
   Long QT syndrome (LQTS) 88 69.3
   Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) 39 30.7
Sudden Death Occurred in Family   
   Sudden Death 57 44.9
   Missing 25 19.7
Genetic Testing Conducted in   
Family   
   Genetic Testing 77 60.6
   Missing 14 11.0
Referral   
   By physician 35 27.6
   Self referred through family 90 70.9
   Missing 2 1.6
Clinical Status   
   Family risk 95 74.8
   Clinical diagnosis of LQTS 12 9.4
   Clinical diagnosis of HCM 20 15.7