Table 3

Characteristics of study population

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 1st degree relatives with breast or ovarian cancer

None: 35%

None: 36%

One or more: 65%

One or more: 64%


Panchal et al. BMC Medical Genetics 2008 9:116   doi:10.1186/1471-2350-9-116

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