02: Case 2: Mark
Mark, age 54 years, is a bachelor. His older brother, age 56 years, had a myocardial infarction a few weeks ago and Mark is concerned that there may be a family link. Mark works part time as a taxi driver and, as he is dropping a customer off at the supermarket, notices a sandwich board advertising free health checks. He decides to park his taxi and go and have a health check. Being a taxi driver, his job is sedentary and he blames this for being a bit overweight. He takes advantage of work when it is available and, as a result he takes little exercise and eats lots of fast food. Until now he has felt he was fairly healthy and he has no specific previous medical history. His postcode is QQ1 1QQ.