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Table 1 Summary of participating patients with PIHD (n = 144) and their first degree relatives (n = 97)

From: The Heart Health Study - increasing cardiovascular risk assessment in family practice for first degree relatives of patients with premature ischaemic heart disease: a randomised controlled trial

  Intervention Control Total
Patients, n 73 71 144
 Male 50 46 96 (67 %)
 Female 23 25 48 (33 %)
 Age, range 26-63 30-65 26-65
 Age, mean (SD) 49 (6.13) 51.1 (6.5) 50 (6.4)
First degree relatives, n (%)    
Invited 288 253 541
  - Sister 91 (32 %) 79 (31 %)  
  - Brother 93 (32 %) 72 (28 %)  
  - Daughter 54 (19 %) 60 (24 %)  
  - Son 50 (17 %) 42 (17 %)  
Replied with consent 55 (19 %) 42 (17 %) 97 (18 %)
  - Sister 26 16  
  - Brother 20 7  
  - Daughter 5 12  
  - Son 4 7