Table 1

Baseline demographics on n=316 consenting consecutive family heart screening patients with valid psychological wellbeing data
Variables N=316
Age in years: Mean (SD) 35.94 (13.03)
Male sex: n(%) 148 (46.8%)
Clinic visit status:
First visit: n(%) 248 (78.5%)
Second or subsequent visit:n(%) 68 (21.5%)
Education level (of n=300 patients):
Completed primary school: n(%) 62 (20.7%)
Completed secondary school: n(%) 77 (25.7%)
Completed a secondary diploma: n(%) 75 (25.0%)
Completed a degree: n(%) 86 (28.7%)
Marital status:
Married or cohabiting: n(%) 131 (41.5%)
Single: n(%) 175 (55.4%)
Widowed or divorced: n(%) 10 (3.2%)
Reason for screening:
SADS or SIDS family history: n(%) 74 (23.4%)
Cardiomyopathy screening: n(%) 146 (46.2%)
Channelopathy screening: n(%) 74 (23.4%)
Other screening indication: n(%) 22 (7.0%)
Relationship to family index case:
First degree relative: n(%) 228 (72.2%)
Second degree relative or greater: n(%) 88 (27.8%)
Family History of SCD: n(%) 196 (62.8%)

McGorrian et al.

McGorrian et al. BMC Medical Genetics 2013 14:1   doi:10.1186/1471-2350-14-1

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