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Table 2 Socio-demographic data before and after Angelina Jolie’s (AJ) public announcement of carrying a BRCA mutation via social media

From: Changes of Socio-demographic data of clients seeking genetic counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer due to the “Angelina Jolie Effect”

Parameter Before AJ’s disclosure n = 158 After AJ’s disclosure n = 110 p-Value+
Age mean (SD) 39.34 (12.7) 40.84 (12.8) 0.291
Citizenship n (%)    0.299
 Austria 139 (89.7 %) 94 (85.5 %)  
 Other than Austria 16 (10.3 %) 16 (14.5 %)  
First Language n (%)    0.893
 German 137 (86.7 %) 96 (87.0 %)  
 Other than German 21 (13.3 %) 14 (12.7 %)  
Religious confession n (%)    0.296
 Roman-Catholic 84 (53.2 %) 61 (57.0 %)  
 Evangelic 15 (9.5 %) 8 (7.5 %)  
 Creedless 46 (29.1 %) 29 (27.1 %)  
 Other confessions 13 (8.2 %) 9 (8.4 %)  
Marital Status n (%)    0.239
 Married or Cohabitating 110 (69.6 %) 69 (62.7 %)  
 Single/Divorced/Widowed 48 (30.4 %) 41 (37.3 %)  
Number of Children mean (SD) 1.0 (1.1) 1.1 (1.1) 0.540
Educational level n (%)    0.046
 Basic-educated 107 (69.0 %) 88 (80.0 %)  
 High-educated 48 (31.0 %) 22 (20.0 %)  
Employment status n (%)    0.169
 Unemployed 11 (7.1 %) 1 (12.1 %)  
 Employed 143 (92.9 %) 94 (87.9 %)  
Net monthly income n (%)    0.735
 0 – 1000€ 49 (32.0 %) 37 (36.6 %)  
 1001 – 2000€ 73 (47.7 %) 44 (43.6 %)  
 2001 – >3000€ 31 (20.3 %) 20 (19.8 %)  
  1. +Pearson’s Chi-Square test, n = number, SD = standard deviation