The most relevant family history is that of first-degree relatives, the parents, siblings and children. The health of more distant relatives and certainly that of the spouse, although not a blood relative, can also be important to a patient's well-being.
- general and psychiatric health
- current age of family members
- age and cause of death of family members
- position in family and number of siblings
- consanguinity (especially cousin marriages)
Last reviewed 01/2018