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Table 1 Characteristics of patients

From: Psychological impact of lifestyle-related disease disclosure at general checkup: a prospective cohort study

  Total No. abnormality group Notified abnormality/Disease undisclosed group Disease disclosed group
Number of patients 503 233 159 111
Gender (male/female) 182/321 68/165 66/93 48/63
Age (Mean age ± SD) 62.2 ± 9.1 61.9 ± 9.4 62.0 ± 9.0 63.3 ± 8.9
Number of patients by disease*     
Hypertension 57 (11%) 17 (7%) 24 (15%) 16 (14%)
Dyslipidemia 169 (34%) 43 (18%) 71 (45%) 55 (50%)
Diabetes 23 (4%) 1 (0.4%) 9 (6%) 13 (12%)
Hyperuricemia 35 (7%) 7 (3%) 15 (9%) 13 (12%)
With or without depression tendency     
Depression tendency 106 (21%) 38 (16%) 35 (22%) 33 (30%)
  1. *One patient may be afflicted by more than one disease. For “with or without depression tendency”, patients who answered yes to either or both of the two questions regarding depression (loss of interest, depressed mood) were considered to have a depression tendency.
  2. SD: standard deviation.