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Table 2 Characteristics of the cases and the number of doctors who decided to prescribe a drug

From: GPs' decisions on drug treatment for patients with high cholesterol values: A think-aloud study

Information category Case
  IS GM TW SH AR PU
Age 67 53 67 51 56 41
Sex Female Female Male Female Male Female
Heredity Slight Slight No Slight No Strong
Hypertension Yes No Yes No No No
Diabetes No Yes No No No No
CHD No No No No Yes No
Smoking No No Yes No No No
Overweight Slight No No No Yes No
HDL 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.9 1.2
LDL 5.4 4.1 3.6 4.3 4.3 5.3
Cholesterol 7.3 5.9 6.0 6.5 5.9 7.2
Decision according to guidelines No Yes Yes No Yes No?*
Percentage of doctors who decided to prescribe 60 50 35 0 85 70