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Table 1 Demographic characteristics (N = 1,457)

From: Primary care patient willingness for genetic testing for salt-sensitive hypertension: a cross sectional study

  n(%)
Age in years (mean ± SD) (58.1 ± 17.3)
  <50 469 (32)
  50-64 406 (28)
  65+ 582 (40)
Sex  
  Male 552 (38)
  Female 905 (62)
Occupation  
  Healthcare worker 98 (7)
  Not a healthcare worker 1,359 (93)
Education level  
  Elementary school 102 (7)
  Junior high school 393 (27)
  High school 575 (40)
  College 291 (20)
  University 96 (7)
Family medical history  
  Hypertension 550 (38)
  Diabetes mellitus 195 (13)
  Stroke 256 (18)
  Myocardial infarction 120 (8)
Personal medical history  
  Hypertension 499 (34)
  Diabetes 167 (12)
  Stroke 32 (2)
  Myocardial infarction 35 (2)
Obesity (BMI > 25) 293 (20)
Worries about  
  Hypertension 800 (53)
  Diabetes 706 (49)
Salt preference  
  Prefers salty foods 869 (60)
  Dose not prefer salty foods 588 (40)
Current lifestyle behaviors  
  Smoke 241 (17)
  Drink 585 (40)
  Regularly exercise 578 (40)
  Reducing salt intake 796 (55)
Willingness to be tested 726 (50)
  1. Note: SD = standard deviation, BMI = body mass index.